Sol Summary – December 4th

Sol: 2

Summary Title: Safety training, middle school outreach, and science experiments

Author’s name: Lindsay Rutter

Mission Status: Crew practiced emergency training, science experiments underway, public outreach underway

Sol Activity Summary: We discussed and acted out various
emergency/health scenarios, such as strokes, electric shock, hypothermia, fire, and CPR cases. Safety checklist was completed in regards to fire alarms, CO alarms, and medical kits. Microscopes were inspected. Questions about living on MDRS and Mars from eighth graders were answered. Personal experiments were underway.

Look Ahead Plan: Weather-pending EVAs for drone mapping and infrared camera shots will be conducted. Science experiments will continue.

Anomalies in work: No astronomy possible due to cloudy conditions.

Weather: Cold with snow and mud on the ground.

Crew Physical Status: No crew members reported physical problems today.

EVA: N/A

Reports to be file: N/A

Support Requested: N/A

Sol Summary – December 3rd

Health and Safety Officer Report
Lindsay Rutter, Health and Safety Officer of Crew 200

Crew 200 Sol Summary Report 03Dec2018

Sol: 1
Summary Title: Introduced guests and fixed solar observatory Author’s name: Lindsay Rutter
Mission Status: All crew members are healthy and productive. Sol Activity Summary: We interacted with guests and fixed solar observatory. Look Ahead Plan: We will do science most of the day tomorrow. Anomalies in work: Solar observatory had issues that needed fixing. Weather: Unexpected snowy weather created muddy and slippery ground. Crew Physical Status: One crew member felt headache due to cold weather, rested, and has no more symptoms.
EVA: No EVAs today due to inclement weather.
Reports to be file:
Support Requested:

Sol Summary Report – November 15th 2018

Crew 198 Sol Summary Report 11-15-2018

Sol: 5

Summary Title: Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire

Author’s name: MacLovin’ (but Call me Ishmael)

Mission Status: it was the best of times it was the worst of times, it was age of wisdom it was age of Aquarius. Age of Aquarius.

Sol Activity Summary: Drove Curiosity rover to 88 miles per hour, went back to day 1 of our mission and encountered ourselves.

Look Ahead Plan: We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We are going to live on! We are going to survive! Today we celebrate our independence day!

Anomalies in work: mouse

Weather: Today is the winter of our discontent

Crew Physical Status: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise

EVA: medical contingencies

Reports to be file: Operations, Green Hab, Journalist, EVA Request, EVA Report, Sol Summary

Support Requested: None at this time.

Sol Summary Report Nov 14th

Crew 198 Sol Summary Report 11-14-2018

Sol: 4

Summary Title: A Traumatic Day

Author’s name: Jayne Paulson

Mission Status: alive

Sol Activity Summary: Celestial navigation, sleep deprivation, and successful EVA

Look Ahead Plan: continued development of teamwork during EVAs

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Beautiful, sunny

Crew Physical Status: Crew passed Physical Readiness Test

EVA: medical contingencies

Reports to file: Operations, Green Hab, Journalist, EVA Request, EVA Report, Sol Summary

Support Requested: None at this time.

Sol Summary – November 13th

Crew 198 Sol Summary Report 13Nov2018

Sol: 3

Summary Title: A Successful Rocket Launch!

Author’s name: Jayne Paulson

Mission Status: Successful Launch and Retrieval of the MDRS Survey Rocket!

Sol Activity Summary: We learned about orbital mechanics and successfully launched a high powered rocket to 8,311 feet

Look Ahead Plan: It’s like Christmas everyday- we never know what it’s going to be!

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Beautiful, sunny

Crew Physical Status: Crew passed Physical Readiness Test

EVA: Rocket Launch

Reports to be filed: Operations, Green Hab, Journalist, EVA Request, EVA Report, Sol Summary, Crew Bios

Support Requested: None at this time.

sol summary – november 12th

Crew 198 Sol Summary Report 11-12-2018

Sol: 2

Summary Title: Successful EVA and Team Building

Author’s name: Jayne Paulson

Mission Status: Things are going very well.

Sol Activity Summary: We learned about the role of flight surgeons in aerospace medicine, ultrasound in spaceflight, and winter and water survival.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we are launching a rocket!

Anomalies in work: Generator as described

Weather: Cool in the morning, sunny and perfect for the EVA

Crew Physical Status: Good, no complaints

EVA: Kissing Camel Ridge

Reports to be file: Operations, Green Hab, Journalist, EVA Request, EVA Report, Sol Summary, Crew Bios

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary Report – November 11th 2018

Crew 198 Sol Summary Report 11Nov2018

Sol 1

Summary Title The day was very educational with didactic sessions supported by real time implementation of skills learned.

Author’s name Jayne Paulson

Mission Status: Team morale is high and they seem to be bonding well. They are working well as a team and identified appropriate roles within the team.

Sol Activity Summary: am didactic sessions and afternoon EVA

Look Ahead Plan: Our debrief today identified significant strengths and areas for improvement on future EVAs.We plan to implement these changes on EVA tomorrow.

Anomalies in work: none

Weather:Partly cloudy

Crew Physical Status: Crew physical status is excellent, and everyone is excited to be on Mars!

EVA: Recovery of Chinese Satellite

Reports to be filed:

Sol Summary

Engineering Report

Journalist Report (Photos)

GreenHab Report

EVA Request

Crew Bios

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – October 25th

Crew 197 Sol Summary Report 25Oct2018

Sol 4

Summary Title:

Author’s name: James Burk

Mission Status: Mission is nominal.

Sol Activity Summary: We completed two more EVAs today. The second EVA was very successful trip to Lith Canyon where we flew a drone and took several GPS coordinate readings.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow morning we end Sim, but we will squeeze in one more EVA to scout VR location Candor Chasma which we didn’t reach today.

Anomalies in work: Opportunity rover overheated during our first EVA today (EVA3).

Weather: Dry and clear.

Crew Physical Status: Everybody is great. A little sad we are ending tomorrow because we are really hitting our stride today.

EVAs: Two EVAs accomplished – EVA3 nearly reached Candor Chasma but had to turn back due to a low powered Rover, and one that successfully reached Lith Canyon with all mission objectives accomplished.

Reports to be file:
Sol Summary – James Burk
EVA Report – James Burk
EVA Request – James Burk
Operations Report – Jim Ehrhart
Daily Photos – James Burk
Picture of the Day – James Burk
Journalist Report – Marge Lipton

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary Report Oct 24th

Crew 197 Sol Summary Report 24Oct2018

Sol 3

Summary Title: Think like a Martian, Act like a Martian

Author’s name: James Burk

Mission Status: Mission is nominal.

Sol Activity Summary: We completed our first two EVAs today. Looking

forward to tomorrow’s final day in Sim.

Look Ahead Plan: Two additional EVAs tomorrow to scout VR locations.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Dry and a little foggy.

Crew Physical Status: Everybody is great.

EVA: All eight crew members went on EVA to Pooh’s Corner. The first

group of four also attempted to do some additional rover driving but

did not have authorization to proceed south and returned to the Hab.

Reports to be file:

Sol Summary – James Burk

EVA Report – James Burk

EVA Requests – James Burk

Operations Report – Jim Ehrhart

Daily Photos – James Burk

Picture of the Day – James Burk

Journalist Report – Marge Lipton

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary October 22nd

Crew 197 Daily Summary Report 23.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for Sol 1

Summary Title
Morning on Mars

Mission Status:
Good

Sol Activity Summary:
5 of us (James B., Shannon N., Marge, Sacha, and Jim E.) arrived from Grand Junction late yesterday, and were greeted warmly by Dr. Rupert as well as NorCal chapter members Max and Robert who delivered the refurbished suits and helmets. We woke up this morning to our first full day on Mars! We are not yet in sim and there was some cleanup and repairs needed to the tunnels between the Hab and the ancillary facilities. Our commander Dr. Susan Ip-Jewell also arrived this afternoon. After dinner, we had an extended training, briefing, and social session with Dr. Rupert.

Look Ahead Plan: It has rained extensively recently, including today, and it’s pretty muddy outside. We are not expecting to do an EVA until Sol 3 (Wednesday). Tomorrow we will get a full briefing of the suits, and plan to enter sim after lunch. Our mission is a short 5 day mission and we hope to survey future drone flights for the MarsVR Program using EVAs, as well as to ensure all of our crew members have great experiences here.

Anomalies in work:
– Tunnels not fully covered with tarps.
– Science Dome is unusable due to battery failures over the
offseason. New batteries will be installed on Friday.
– Mud outside due to rain, hard to do EVAs.

Weather: Nice in the morning. Rainy in the afternoon but has now cleared up.

Crew Physical Status: Everybody is well and in good spirits.

EVA: None planned for tomorrow.

Reports to be filed:

Operations Report by Dr. Rupert

Sol Summary – James Burk (XO)

Hal Report – James Burk (XO)

Crew Photos – James Burk (XO)

Photo of the Day – James Burk (XO)

Support Requested:

None