Sol Summary – January 5th

Crew 219 Sol Summary Report 05-01-2020

Sol:0

Summary Title:

Final Countdown to Launch

Author’s name: Dave Masaitis

Mission Status: Preparing for sim

Sol Activity Summary: Today Crew 219 spent much of the day conducting
pre-mission training, completing a proficiency quiz, inventorying food
and filling water, and of course, heating frozen pipes. Most
importantly, all maintenance attempted was completed and water got
filled, even in the loft tank. We will spend the evening polishing our
mission plan, and then we’re off to bed early, to start our simulation
fully rested.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will consist of two EVA’s to get researchers
out into areas of interest for sample collection, as well as orienting
the whole crew to our region of operations. We will also be closely
monitoring our water delivery system, though today’s work gave us some
good techniques to get water flowing despite our continuous cold
weather. We will be using down time around the campus to finish our
initial inventories. If time allows in the evening, we will also be
testing through our UAV in an attempt to make it operational after
transit.

Anomalies in work: None at present

Weather: Dominantly overcast and cold, with sporadic light flurries of snow.

Crew Physical Status: Nominal – No injuries

EVA: N/A

Reports to be file:

Sol Summary

Journalist Report

GreenHab Report

Operations Report

Photos (Including Photo of the Day)

Support Requested: See operations report

Sol Summary Report – Jan 04th

Crew 218 Sol Summary Report 04-JAN-2019

Sol: 13

Summary Title: Close Encounters of the Florida Tech Kind

Author’s name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Making New Friends.

Sol Activity Summary: Crew 218 vigorously cleaned the Hab before our new Crew 219 came around. The afternoon was spent training them in general crew operations, and then in specific job duties. The evening was spent taking some collaborative pictures, and an last meal at Stan’s Burgers Shack.

Look Ahead Plan: Flight Home to Earth

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Cloudy and 30 degrees.

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: none

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa

Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary – January 03rd

  

Sol: 12

Summary Title: Mars Stars

Author's name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Sad that our mission is coming to a close.

Sol Activity Summary: Today we had our last EVA ( :( ) and then started the long process of packing and cleaning for the next crew coming tomorrow.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we look forward to finishing cleaning and welcoming Crew 219!

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Foggy and cloudy, around 30 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: EVA #12 this morning was our last EVA of the mission. They went north on Cow Dung Road for continued radio signal and weather observations.

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report, EVA report, science report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa

Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary – January 02nd

  

 Sol: 11

Summary Title: Mars Stars

Author's name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Can't wait until we recieve our Hollywood Walk of Fame Star!

Sol Activity Summary: Our friendly neighboorhood Martian film crew came to document our daily life and some beautiful Mars landscapes. They followed us on our two EVAs (being very respectable of allowing us to still acomplish our work), and after we shared cookies, mission patches, and stories of travel.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we will perform our last EVA, and then start cleaning and preparing for the end of our Mission.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Partly Cloudy , around 34 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: EVA #10 this morning went to marble ritual for seismic tests. EVA #11 this afternoon went to the same location as EVA 8 of yesterday, Galileo road.

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report, EVA report, EVA request, science report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa

Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary – January 1st

Sol: 10

Summary Title: MARSching Into the Next Year

Author’s name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Best Crew of the Decade!

Sol Activity Summary: We once again embarked on two EVAs to continue catching up on our research from the first week. However we still ran into some troubles in the second EVA because we did not allow for enough time so that the Rovers were fully charged and thus the second EVA was limited to walking range of the Hab.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow along with more EVAs we also are expecting some TV crew to document the station and what we do on a daily basis.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Partly Cloudy , around 34 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: EVA #8 this morning went to Galileo Road where we performed some more seismic tests and a decision making matrix test. EVA #9 this afternoon was cut short due to Rovers not being fully charged yet, but there was still some research done close to the Hab.

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report, EVA report, EVA request, science report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa
Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary – December 31st

Sol: 09

Summary Title: New Years New Mars

Author’s name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Crew is feeling festive!

Sol Activity Summary: Another beautiful Martian winter day that led to two very productive but muddy EVAs.

Look Ahead Plan: More EVAs! We only have a few days left and the weather looks great so we want to make the most of it.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny, around 29 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: EVA #6 this morning went slightly north of kissing camel ridge for Radio Signal measurements. EVA #7 this afternoon went slightly south of kissing camel ridge to the formation formerly known as "Hippo" for the Seismic Survey for the Ground Structure Project and taking Climate data.

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, GreenHab report, journalist report, EVA report, EVA request, science report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa
Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary – December 28th

Sol: 06

Summary Title: Still… Still… Waitin’ On A Sunny Day

Author’s name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Crew is excited for the good weather to come!

Sol Activity Summary: Today some progress was made towards making the crew video reports and training guides. Also some of the crew got to spend some time in the observatory to observe Sun granulation. Work also continued with the Engineer’s Indoor Climate-Comfort project.

Look ahead plan: Hoping for an afternoon EVA for tomorrow after more melting occurs.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Mostly Sunny, around 30 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: none

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report, EVA report, science report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa
Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary – December 27th

Sol: 05

Summary Title: Still Waitin’ On A Sunny Day

Author’s name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Crew is excited for the good weather to come!

Sol Activity Summary: Crew 218 is finding new tasks to keep us involved despite the lack of EVAs due to weather. Today some improvements were made to the GreenHab, and more to still be done tomorrow.

Work also continued with the Engineer’s Indoor Climate-Comfort project.

Look ahead plan: No EVA planned for tomorrow, due to the weather conditions, but sunny and dry days are on the horizon! Future GreenHab improvements will take place pending approval, and the Crew is planning on creating facility training documents/videos for future crews.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Intermittent flurries, around 30 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: none

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report, HSO incident report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa

Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary – December 26th

Sol: 04

Summary Title: Waitin’ On A Sunny Day

Author’s name: Pat Pesa

Mission Status: Crew is hoping for good weather soon, but also enjoying the extra bonding time indoors.

Sol Activity Summary: Little action in the Hab. Our Greenhab officer has been taking great care of the plants and we have all appreciated the greenery that is otherwise so sparse on Mars.
Due to weather we have been severely limited in our research, but progress was made today in our Engineer’s Indoor Climate-Comfort project, and our Health and Safety Officers project quantifying EVA Stress and Workloads.

Look ahead plan: No EVA planned for tomorrow, due to the weather conditions, but hoping for sunny and dry days to come soon!

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Foggy morning to a sunny afternoon, around 32 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: none

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report, science report

Support Requested: none

Pat Pesa
Geologist, MDRS 218

Sol Summary Report Dec 25th

Crew 218 Sol Summary Report 25-DEC-2019

Sol: 03

Summary Title: ChristMars

Author’s name: Shefali Rana

Mission Status: A very merry ChrisMars

Sol Activity Summary: The crew woke up to a white Christmas this morning (and to the merry sound of Christmas carols).

After an (extended) attempt at the Mars puzzle and some hot chocolate, Cesare, Pat and Ben headed out to the tunnels to shovel snow while Jonathan and Shefali harvested some fresh greens for the much anticipated Christmas lunch. We were joined by our friendly neighborhood Martians for lunch. Spinach spaghetti, a (very calibrated and precise) salad and mashed potatoes. Yum. The star of the meal was undoubtedly the melt-in-your mouth cocounut macaroons courtesy Chef Pat. We were very excited to open the special Christmas presents (Thank you Cesare) and were heartened to receive Christmas wishes from around the world. Thank you class 9EW. Accompanied by the signature Cane Mintella hot chocolate (TM pending), we got cracking on the puzzle and finally finished it. The satisfaction. With out bellies and hearts full of joy, LuzMa, Pat and Ben relaxed for some Spongebob time and were joined by another furry little Martian friend. Cheers.

Look ahead plan: No EVA planned for tomorrow, due to the weather conditions

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Cloudy and Snowing, around 40 degrees

Crew physical status: Healthy

EVA: none

Reports to be filed: sol summary, commander report, operations report, greenhab report, journalist report

Support Requested: none