Sol Summary – May 21st

Crew 195 Daily Summary Report 21.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 1

Summary Title
First EVA

Mission Status:
Good

Sol Activity Summary:
First EVA to ridge. Successful sim of medical resuscitation on ridgeline.

Look Ahead Plan: We will plan on an EVA to “Stonehenge” to look for signs of life on Mars

Anomalies in work:
ATV 300- continued issues with battery. Unable to hold charge.

Weather:Sunny early then clouding over this afternoon.

Crew Physical Status:Doing well.

EVA: Tomorrow

Reports to be file:
Operations Report

Support Requested:
None

Sol Summary – May 20th

Crew 195 Daily Summary Report 20.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 0

Summary Title

Crew arrived

Mission Status:

Good

Sol Activity Summary:

First full day at

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will be first Sim at Tim’s Peak. Spirits are good. Crew briefed on safety protocols. Good morale.

Anomalies in work:

ATV 300- continued issues with battery. Unable to hold charge.

Weather:Sunny early then clouding over this afternoon.

Crew Physical Status:Doing well.

EVA: Tomorrow

Reports to be file:

Operations Report

Journalist Report

Support Requested:

None

Sol Summary – May 15th

Crew 194 Daily Summary Report 15.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 2

Summary Title
Busy day with EVA and Celestial Navigation

Mission Status:
Good

Sol Activity Summary:
Today was Sol 2 and represented our first day waking up in simulation. The weather is quite warm and sunny. We learned about the effects of radiation illness in the morning and performed an EVA involving search and rescue. After the EVA, we studied celestial navigation and using star plots to find locations on a planet. We also welcomed the arrival of crewmember Rick Cole.

Look Ahead Plan: We will continue our learning with discussion of SANS, winter, and water survival training.

Anomalies in work:
EVA aborted due to illness in crewmember.

Weather:Sunny, Very Warm

Crew Physical Status:The affected crewmember has recovered and is feeling well.

EVA: Per above

Reports to be file:
Operations Report
Journalist Report
EVA Report

Support Requested:
Continued anomalies with power system as already documented.

Sol 1 Summary – May 14th

Crew 194 Daily Summary Report 14.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 1

Summary Title

First EVA

Mission Status:

Good

Sol Activity Summary:

Today was our first day in simulation. We learned about atmospheric composition and toxicology on spacecraft and habitats. We also discussed space suit design and had our first EVA.

Look Ahead Plan: We will continue our learning with discussion of radiation and celestial navigation.

Anomalies in work:

The Hab power system continue to be unreliable. We are on solar currently, but the system cuts out without warning. In addition, it does not appear to be sufficient to both power the Hab and recharge the batteries. The generator is able to power the Hab, but not to charge the batteries.

Weather:Sunny, Warm

Crew Physical Status:The crew is doing well. No concerns.

EVA: We had our first EVA today, which was exciting for the entire crew.

Reports to be file:

Operations Report

Support Requested:

Power System as above

Sol Summary – May 13th

Crew 194 Daily Summary Report 13.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 0

Summary Title

Crew Arrival

Mission Status:

Good

Sol Activity Summary:

Today the full crew arrived at the Hab. We familiarized ourselves with the state of the Hab and investigated the status of all Hab systems.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we will enter Sim.

Anomalies in work:

The Hab power system does not appear to be working properly. We arrived yesterday with 80% SOC and are now at 32% despite a bright, sunny day. We started the diesel generator. Further details in engineering report, but please advise on how to proceed.

Weather:Sunny, Warm

Crew Physical Status:The crew is healthy and excited.

EVA: N/A

Reports to be file:

Mission Plan

Crew Bios

Operations Report

We will file other daily reports once we enter Sim.

Support Requested:

Help with power system per above

Sol Summary – May 5th

Crew 193 Day 13 Summary Report – 5May18

Day 13

Summary Title: It’s Been A Long Day Without You My Friend, And I’ll Tell You All About It When I See You Again (Alternate Title: Sol Long! Farewell!)

Author: Dr. Shawna Pandya, Crew Health and Safety Officer

Mission Status: Om-nom-nom-nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The day was full and busy as the Commander and XO, no longer bound by duty to travel in separate vehicles, headed toward Earth destination Grand Junction to acquire return vehicles for re-entry to civilization. Meanwhile, the intrepid crew engineer tirelessly plowed on throughout the day on a resupply mission to restock the Hab’s water’s supply. Back at the Hab, the Crew Geologist/Astronomer and Health and Safety officer (wo)manned the fort to buckle down on cleaning duties. The team reunited in the afternoon for a final scrub down of the Hab and surrounding campus, and undertook a final EVA of sorts using an ‘Earth-rover’ (also known as a car) to celebrate with a team dinner. The day can best be summarized as saying, ‘Sol’s well that end’s well…’

Look Ahead Plan:
Back to civilization in the AM!

Anomalies in work: Some unwanted visitors appeared on site, the local authorities were notified.

Weather: Partly cloudy in AM, clear and sunny in the PM.

Crew Physical Status: Nominal, if not a little crunchy on the ol’ bones here in 1g.

EVA:
A crew EVA was taken up to Marble Ritual on Rovers, for one last team bonding experience. Much merriment ensued.

Reports filed:
Sol Summary

Reports to be filed:

Operations Report

Support Requested: A gentle but loving send-off into the welcoming embrace of Earth’s dawn.

Sol Summary Report – 03 May 2018

Sol 11

Summary Title: Sol Close to the End

Author: Doug Campbell, Executive Officer and Science Officer

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The entire day was spent touring around a class of 30 middle schoolers from Colorado. They viewed the Hab, the Green Hab, the Science Dome, and the Musk Observatory. They children had several good questions that our crew was able to discuss with them. They were excited about the possibilities of travelling to mars and becoming astronauts in the future! The crew enjoyed the time with the class but also long for the exploration of EVAs as they were cancelled yesterday due to rain. We intend on completing our final crew EVAs of this mission tomorrow.

Look Ahead Plan:

Tomorrow is our final day in simulation on Mars. We are looking forward to two EVAs, getting the hab ready for handover on Saturday and finishing our final reports.

Anomalies in work: None to report today, but the mud has now returned.

Weather: Partly cloudy in AM, cloudy in the PM with rain.

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA:

No EVAs were completed today due to the touring class from Colorado.

Sol Summary Report – May 2nd

Crew 193 Sol Summary Report – 1MAY2018

Sol 9

Summary Title: Can’t go out cause Sol this mud.

Author: David Attig, Crew Engineer

Mission Status: Nominally muddy

Sol Activity Summary: The day started off while preparing to go out on EVA 18. Unfortunately, this was called off due to the mud outside from the rain (on Mars?) overnight. The afternoon EVA was also cancelled. The crew spent most of the day working on personal projects and relaxing. We practiced ASL some more, and enjoyed a Martian feast.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we have a group of children coming to visit us on Mars. We look forward to enlightening them on the happenings up here, and what we need to survive.

Anomalies in work:

1. Muddy mud, muddying up the muck.

Weather: Overcast and muddy in the AM, with off-and-on rain. The sun came out in the afternoon, until we were under threat of a thunderstorm (which appears to be passing us).

Crew Physical Status: Feelin Fine.

EVA: Morning EVA was cancelled today, due to inclement weather (too muddy). Afternoon EVA cancelled for same reason.

Reports filed:

GreenHab Report

Astronomy Report

EVA Request

Science Report

Sol Summary

Operations Report

EVA Report

HSO Report

Reports to be filed:

Journalist Report

Photo Report & Photo of the Day

Support Requested:

1. A Starbucks franchise on Mars.

Sol Summary – May 1st

Crew 193 Sol Summary Report – 1MAY2018

Sol 9

Summary Title: We Sol-emnly Swear We Are Up to No Good, as per the Mars-rauder’s Map

Author: Shawna Pandya, Health and Safety Officer

Mission Status: Nominally nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The day started off later than usual as the EVA-16 team opted to delay their morning excursion until 0900 in the face of threatening storm clouds to the South and East. The morning EVA then progressed as expected, with the PM team keeping up with usual Hab operations, cleaning schedules, GreenHab upkeep and data collection in the interim. Lunch was a Martian feast of curried kidney beans and brown rice (so much better than chianti and fava beans). The EVA-17 team left shortly thereafter to scout the area just west of Zubrin’s head, wisely choosing to turn back 90min ahead of schedule in anticipation of the weather, luckily only meeting with Martian rain for a slight period at the tail end of their sojourn. The crew astronomer managed to capture one solar prominence and a filament. Hab operations otherwise continued as per usual, with one brave crew member opting to try waterless shampoo, and photo-documenting the results (spoiler alert: said crew member still has all her hair).

Look Ahead Plan: EVA 18 will consist of a Green Valley and Mid-Ridge Planitia exploration, whereas EVA 19 will take up an excursion just Southwest of Kissing Camels Ridge. The team continues to function well under the guidance of the dear Commander. Crew development and team-building will continue by way of ASL, team stories, movies and a good ol’ fashioned round of Shanghai, although to be fair, the latter is probably more likely to result in team-breaking than anything else.

Anomalies in work:

1. The crew astronomer was accidentally locked out for a brief spell, but was let in after pleading his case by way of loud noises, and harbors no grudges (we hope).

Weather: Overcast in the AM, rainy and gusty (a Mars-nado, really) in the PM, resulting in a premature return to base on PM EVA.

Crew Physical Status: "So good it hurts," as per one team member.

EVA: EVA-16 proceeded with an exploration of Lith Canyon to the North, and accrued the usual data regarding emergency shelters and crew comfort, safety, health and well-being. Similarly, EVA-17 proceeded with an exploration just West of Zubrin’s Head, and accrued the same data regarding shelters and crew well-being. EVA-17 was halted prematurely due to incrementally inclement weather, which then became overtly inclement.

Reports filed:

GreenHab Report

Astronomy Report

EVA Request

Journalist Report

Science Report

Sol Summary

Photo Report & Photo of the Day

Operations Report

Reports to be filed:

EVA Report

Support Requested:

1. Yogurt. Please send all the yogurt. The crew’s blood levels of Vitamin Y are critically low, and it makes us sad. 🙁

Sol 8 Summary – April 30th

Crew 193 Sol Summary Report – 30 APR 2018

Sol 8

Summary Title: “It was a good Sol” – Ice Cube

Author: Doug Campbell, Executive Officer and Science Officer

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The day started off later than normal as the first EVA was not scheduled to leave until 0800. EVA 14 was able to explore the White Moon area on Mars! While EVA 14 was occurring, the two crew members in the hab took care of the plants in the green Hab and cleaned the shared living area in the main Hab. One crew member credits the growth of the plants to the time she spends talking to them. Maybe Mark Watney should have tried that!

The crew lunched together (thanks again to our commander for cooking), had a short meeting to continue team development and then it was time to get ready for EVA 15. EVA 15 was cut short at 1800 due to approaching rain clouds. The EVA was in the Candor Chasma area and it was decided that if it rained it would be a very difficult area to exit and return to the Hab.

Look Ahead Plan: EVA 16 will be exploring Lith Canyon and the Dinosaur Quarry. EVA 17 will explore the area around Zubrin’s Head and Southwest. We will continue to work on learning ASL for 5 minutes each day as well as sharing stories about our lives so that the crew gets to know each other better. Our daily team meetings have been working well and will be continued through the remainder of the mission.

Anomalies in work:

1. None to report today

Weather: Partly cloudy in AM, cloudy and gusty in PM with rain in the distance.

Crew Physical Status: Minor physical ailments (blister, etc.) but otherwise nominal!

EVA:

EVA 14 – Explored the moon area. Continued the GPS study and improved on their ATV skills by taking their most challenging road off of Cowdung Road yet.

EVA 15 – Successfully explored the Candor Chasma area and obtained some spectacular photographs. EVA was cut short early due to the possibility of incoming rain making it difficult to exit the Candor Chasma area.

**Please note that the EVA numbers submitted in the EVA report are not correct. It should have been EVA 14 and 15, not 15 and 16**

Reports filed:

GreenHab

Science Report

Astronomy Report

Operations Report

EVA Report

Reports to be filed:

Commander’s Report

Photo & Photo of the Day Report

Next Day EVA Request

Support Requested:

1. Hot Tub? (No requests at this time)