Astronomy Refit Crew – Sol 1 – June 3rd

Astronomy Refit Crew

Sol 1

June 3rd, 2019

Crew: Peter Detterline

Gary Becker

Adam Jones

Peyton Zankel

Cole Armstrong

Power: Soc = 76%

Generator on at 22:18

My name is Peyton Zankel and I will be writing the narrative for the Astronomy Refit this week. I am a junior at Moravian College and I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today at approximately 15:00 Peter Detterline, Gary Becker, Cole Armstrong, and myself arrived on site. Shannon Ruppert gave us a short tour of the facility. After unloading our gear and personal items, Armstrong and I moved into our staterooms before taking a short walk around the site. During this time, Becker and Detterline went into town to collect water for the tanks. After their return, we drove the rovers into town for storage in the off season. We grabbed dinner before we returned to the habitat. We were joined by Adam Jones around 21:00. Armstrong and I called it a night. Becker and Detterline attended to their own projects during the evening.

Accomplished: Moved four rovers to Hanksville

Curiosity: 102.6 Hours 89%

Sprit: 97.7 Hours 92%

Opportunity: 63.8 hours 97%

Sojourner: 61.4 hours 92%

Problems: N/A

Pictures: Picture 1 is of Peyton Zankel’s stateroom, and Picture 2 is of the Habitat during today’s walk. Both pictures were taken by Peyton Zankel.

Sol Summary – May 16th

Crew 212 Sol 11 Summary Report 16-MAY-2019

Sol: 11

Summary Title: Martian Lessons

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: A-ok

Sol Activity Summary: Today was a windy day for EVAs. After asking permission to the Director (with the previous anouncement to Mission Support after an issue with pasta beating), some crew members went to the walking EVA. We’re happy to notice that, today, we kept communication all the time. Radios where performing fine and the Hab could always communicate with the EVA crew.

Look Ahead Plan: Trying to use the most of our last days in MDRS. EVA requests for tomorrow.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Windy, really windy.

Crew Physical Status: A-ok

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: EVA report, Space Suit Report, Operations report, Green Hab report, Journalist report, Daily Pictures, EVA requests

Support Requested: There’s a delivery for Saturday for one of the crew members. They have sent it to the PO Box.

Sol Summary – May 15th

Crew 212 Sol 10 Summary Report 15-MAY-2019

Sol: 10

Summary Title: Wary of the winds

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: A-ok

Sol Activity Summary: An EVA was done in the morning. It didn’t go as planned. A report will be sent to inform the details. We’re also trying to make pizza with the ingredients we have. A new pump was installed, which means that the water leaking has stopped.

Look Ahead Plan: Staying in the hab.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Strong winds in the afternoon.

Crew Physical Status: A-ok

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: EVA report, Space Suit Report, Operations report, Green Hab report, Journalist report, Astronomy Report.

Support Requested: None.

Sol Summary – May 14th

Crew 212 Sol 9 Summary Report 14-MAY-2019

Sol: 9

Summary Title: Mars is teaching us stuff

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: A-ok

Sol Activity Summary: An engineering EVA was done today. The objective of this EVA was to test the three rovers we have at the hab, to know which ones are ideal for short or long EVAs. We are elaborating a specific report refered to these rovers and their current status. An afternoon EVA was performed with two crew members. They report they had inconveniences to return to the hab at time (please, see EVA report for more details).

Look Ahead Plan: An EVA will be requested for tomorrow to continue with the experiments. We’ll also have to get creative with our food.

Anomalies in work: Opportunity overheated again in the engineering EVA. It was safely retrieved this afternoon. More details in the report.

Weather: The day was sunny. Afternoon is showing a lot of clouds.

Crew Physical Status: A-ok

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: EVA report, Space Suit Report, Operations report, Green Hab report, Journalist report, EVA request

Support Requested: None.

Sol Summary – May 13th

Crew 212 Sol 8 Summary Report 13-MAY-2019

Sol: 8

Summary Title: Sun is really strong right now

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: A-ok, one rover is down

Sol Activity Summary: For today, we had an EVA in the afternoon. Opportunity has overheated and had to be left on the road. Right now, one crew member and the director are going to retrieve it.

Look Ahead Plan: Right now, our priority is to a) discuss the issues in this EVA and b) retrieve the rover. We’ll probably be doing this.

Anomalies in work: Opportunity overheated and the crew members in EVA had to return without it. We’re also having trouble with the pump, because it has been leaking more water than usual.

Weather: Sun is strong.

Crew Physical Status: Although Opportunity overheated, crew members had water with them so they arrived from the EVA safe and hydrated.

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report, EVA report, Astronomy report (please, wait while we’re trying to solve the trouble with Opportunity)

Support Requested: None.

Sol Summary – May 12th 2019

Hi, CapCom! Thanks for being for us tonight.

Crew 212 Sol 7 Summary Report 12-MAY-2019

Sol: 7

Summary Title: We have a birthday crewmember.

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: A-ok

Sol Activity Summary: An EVA was programmed to explore the plant diversity around the hab. We also had the protagonism of our birthday crewmember. We will be celebrating him with cookies and Nutella. Experiments are advancing and reports are being written. Today has been a calm day.

Look Ahead Plan: EVA for tomorrow, and continue with the experiment.

Anomalies in work: We had a martian mouse. He was cute. We called him El Peanut. We had to free him.

Weather: A shining sun is looking upon us.

Crew Physical Status: We’re all fine.

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Astronomy Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report, EVA Request, Space Suit Report, EVA Report, Commander Report

Support Requested: We’ve got bags of burnable and non-burnable trash in the airlock.

Sol Summary – May 11th

Crew 212 Sol 6 Summary Report 10-MAY-2019

Sol: 6

Summary Title: Finally, some nice sky

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: A-ok

Sol Activity Summary: For today, we had an EVA in the afternoon. We decided to experiment with some new recipes in the kitchen. We’re glad there’s some sun after some cloudy days.

Look Ahead Plan: An EVA for exploring around the hab some other plant sites.

Anomalies in work: Today, we found that there were 2 missing parts from the Rovers (see Operations Report). This was communicated by the Director. One part was found. The director is currently searching for the other one.

Weather: Sun is shining up.

Crew Physical Status: OK

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report, EVA Request, Space Suit Report, EVA Report, Astronomy Report

Support Requested: We have 1 bag of burnable trash and 1 bag of non-burnable trash.

Sol Summary – May 10th

Crew 212 Sol 5 Summary Report 10-MAY-2019

Sol: 5

Summary Title: After the rain, it’s always the sun again

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: A-ok

Sol Activity Summary: There were 2 EVAs programmed for today. We had some issues with Spirit’s battery (see Operations report) that’ll we’ll need to keep an eye on. We’ll see how this rover handles itself in the following days. Oh. And we also had the visit of the LA Times!

Look Ahead Plan: 1 EVA for tomorrow, and new creative ways to prepare our meals (we discovered that this is an entertaining task!)

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: We had a cloudy day. After some heavy rain, now the sun is sure shining!

Crew Physical Status: A crewmember had an incident (please see HSO report)

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report, EVA Request, Space Suit Report, EVA Report.

Support Requested: The Non-Burnable trash bag needs to be picked up. We’re also looking for some greens in our food, if possible. Broccoli is running out.

Sol Summary – May 9th

Sol: 4

Summary Title: It’s raining martians!

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: After some rain, we’re ok.

Sol Activity Summary: We had a morning EVA today. Weather was nice for experiment. Until this day, all of the crewmembers have some advancement in their experiments. We’ll be sending a Science Report today.

Look Ahead Plan: 2 EVAs for tomorrow and, hopefully, more good news for our experiments.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Rainy at the afternoon.

Crew Physical Status: Still a crew member with cold sore.

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report, EVAs Request, Space Suit Report, Astronomy report, Science Report

Support Requested: The Non-Burnable trash bag needs to be picked up. Also, the owl bag needs to be retired from the airlock.

Sol Summary – May 8th

Sol Summary – May 8th

Crew 212 Sol 3 Summary Report 8-MAY-2019

Sol: 3

Summary Title: Bad weather is hating our experiments part 1

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: Things are getting heated up! But ok.

Sol Activity Summary: We had a morning EVA. Lots of lessons to learn after that EVA. In the morning, Commander fell under the spell of a cold sore. Lip creams are adviced. We had a soup thanks to our creative crew members. Right now, waiting for the bread!

Look Ahead Plan: 2 EVAs for tomorrow, depending on the weather and the information we can achieve tonight.

Anomalies in work: Commander and her cold sore.

Weather: Strong winds with rain in the afternoon.

Crew Physical Status: … Commander and her cold sore is all that needs to be reported.

EVA: 1

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report (not zipped), EVA Request, Space Suit Report, Astronomy report, Space suit report, HSO report

Support Requested: None.