Sol Summary – May 6th

Hiya, CapCom!

Glad to have you too.

Crew 212 Sol 1 Summary Report 6-MAY-2019

Sol: 1

Summary Title: Exploring martian territory.

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: Two EVAs today. That’s tiring!

Sol Activity Summary: Crew 212’s first day on Mars! Commander reports some colon problems (no questions, please, she’ll just need more veggies). EVAs were done. Now we have an idea of how much time takes the pre-EVA process. That’ll help us in the future.

Look Ahead Plan: More science during EVAs.

Anomalies in work: We have lamp issues (check the operations report)

Weather: Sunny at 8 a.m. Kinda fresh at 3 p.m. For the late EVA, it was still sunny and windy.

Crew Physical Status: So far, no accidents.

EVA: 2 EVAs today. Please, find attached the EVAs report for more info.

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

Support Requested: None.

Additional notes: Hope you’re drinking something nice today! Maybe water or lemonade?

Sol Summary – May 5th

Hi, CapCom!

Gotta go fast!

Crew 212 Sol Summary Report 5-MAY-2019

Sol: 0

Summary Title: Mars being Mars

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: Tired after scrubing, brooming and washing. Excited after using rovers.

Sol Activity Summary: Crew 212 passed their first night in the hab. So far, nothing interesting happened during the night. We cleaned all the Hab, from the kitchen to downstairs to the toilet… It was hard work. We also had our training using the rovers. Surely a hard day.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow, we’ll wake up in Mars!

Anomalies in work: Opportunity was having its overheating problem during the training.

Weather: Cloudy and quite windy at 3-4 p.m.

Crew Physical Status:So far, no accidents.

EVA: No EVAs today!

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, HSO Report, Daily Photo Report (both these photos and the photos from yesterday with the fixed name-file), EVA Request.

Support Requested: None.

Additional notes: Hope you have a nice night, CapCom!

Sol Summary – May 07th

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Crew 212 Sol 2 Summary Report 7-MAY-2019

Sol: 2

Summary Title: Bad weather… It’s always the bad weather!

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: No EVAs today because of bad, bad, clouds! But overall, ok.

Sol Activity Summary: Crew 212’s second day in Mars! We could miss Earth, but instead, we’re doing burned bread and a new creation thanks to our beautiful cook-lovers crew members. We were going to have an EVA for today, but sadly, it couldn’t happen. The day was full of cooking ideas, experiments at RAM and depression at the Science dom.

Look Ahead Plan: EVA for tomorrow morning, hopefully… less cloudy.

Anomalies in work: None for today.

Weather: Sunny at the morning. Cloudy at 2 p.m, with a lot of wind.

Crew Physical Status: So far, no accidents.

EVA: None.

Reports to be file: Operations Report, Science Report, GreenHab Report, Mission plan (both english and spanish), Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report (not zipped), EVA Request, Space Suit Report.

Support Requested: For trash disposal.

Sol Summary – May 4th

Crew 212 Sol Summary Report 4-MAY-2019

Sol: 1

Summary Title: Mars, here we come!

Author’s name: Marlen Castillo Vilcahuaman

Mission Status: Getting used to things

Sol Activity Summary: Crew 212 just arrived today, at noon. We had a long conversation with Crew 211 about the state of the hab and how we could take our new roles. We ate an improvised meal made by the talented cooks at Crew 211. We also tried their carrots. Dwarf but tasty! We’re getting ready to taste the burgers at Hanksville.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow, we have a day full of training and trying to figure out our roles in MDRS. We need to get used to our new habitat.

Anomalies in work: All the equipment was reviewed by us. No anomalies found.

Weather: At first sunny. Some clouds have been showing up. We’re fearing rain soon.

Crew Physical Status: So far, no accidents.

EVA: No EVAs today!

Reports to be file: Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photo Report

HSO Report is going to be sent tomorrow. We’re going to go through the safety indications tonight.

Support Requested: None.

Additional notes: Hope you have a nice night, CapCom!

Sol Summary – May 3th

Crew 211 Sol 12 Summary Report 3-May-2019

Sol: 12

Summary Title: Last day on Mars

Author’s name: Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The commander and vice-commander left the Hab at 7:00 am for an engineering EVA to get back the cubelanders and the UWB antennas. We had then a nice breakfast altogether before the morning EVA to North Ridge. Part of the team started to pack their cases until noon. The GreenHab officer and the crew journalist finalized their experiment early in the afternoon while the rest of the team started to clean the different modules. Half of the crew left at 4:00 pm for the last EVA to North Ridge looking at a beautiful sunset over the MDRS campus.

Look Ahead Plan: We plan to leave at 7:00 am with the crew car to get part of the crew 212 at Grand Junction. We should get back to the MDRS around noon and have a lunch altogether. The afternoon will be devoted to the handover.

Anomalies in work: No issues.

Weather: Sunny, almost no wind

Crew Physical Status: Good

EVA: The two EVAs of today allowed us to further explore the area to look for potential places to set-up a temporary antennas system for geolocation and information transmission. Kissing Camel, North Ridge and the Hab Ridge are definitely interesting places for such a project.

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, Science Report, EVA Report Summary report, Daily Photo Report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary- May 02nd

Crew 211 Sol 11 Summary Report 2-May-2019

Sol: 11

Summary Title: Sunset on Mars

Author’s name: Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The commander and vice-commander began the day with a nice morning EVA along the Hab Ridge Road. After the breakfast, the commander and vice-commander deployed their respective experiment during an engineering EVA while the rest of the team finalized their own experiments. The deployment was postponed to this morning as different minor bugs prevented us to do it yesterday evening.The GreenHab officer harvested the Spirulina that was growing since more than a week and started to dry it. Part of the crew left at 5 pm for an EVA to Grey Moon. Tonight we will all observe the stars, enjoying the clear sky that the Utah offers.

Look Ahead Plan: We planned two EVAs for tomorrow as it is our last day on Mars.

Part of the crew will go to North Ridge in the morning. The rest of the team will end their experiment and start writing the summary report. We will get back the antennas and the cubelanders, in the morning during an engineering EVA. In the afternoon, we will do a second EVA, again to North Ridge. The rest of the afternoon will be devoted to packing our cases.

Anomalies in work: No issues.

Weather: Sunny, almost no wind

Crew Physical Status: Good

EVA: The morning EVA along Hab Ridge Road was shortened by the presence of steam in our helmets due to the low temperature at this time of the day. We didn’t manage to find the sinkhole but we had nevertheless the occasion to take nice pictures with the morning light. The second EVA to Grey moon started at 5 pm. The EVA team saw breathtaking panoramas.

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, Science Report, EVA Request, EVA Report, Daily Photo Report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – May 1st

Crew 211 Sol 10 Summary Report 1-May-2019

Sol: 10

Summary Title: At the crossroads

Author’s name: Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: After a difficult night with the storm and a temperature drop of more than 10 °c, we made some nice pancakes to comfort us. We then all worked on our experiments as the morning EVA was postponed to the early afternoon to wait for the mud to dry. Half of the crew made an EVA to Kissing Camel from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The rest of the crew left at 4:30 pm for another EVA to Condor Chasma. The objective of the first EVA was to gather information about potential places to set-up a temporary antennas system for geolocation and information transmission. This will be one of the projects for the next UCL to Mars crew for the season 2019-2020. We end the day by deploying the antenna of the vice-commander experiment and the cubelanders of the commander experiments.

Look Ahead Plan: We plan to do another EVA as the end of the stays is approaching. We will get back the antennas and the cubelanders, in the morning, before walking north following the path 1103 to the sinkhole near Hab ridge road. A second EVA is planned in the afternoon to Grey Moon. We will also try to finalize our respective experiments in order to be able to write the final report for Friday night.

Anomalies in work: No issues.

Weather: Mostly sunny, almost no wind

Crew Physical Status: Good

EVA: We had two EVAs today to enjoy the nice weather after two days of showers. The EVA to Kissing Camel allowed us to prospect for good places to setup antennas to possibly create communication and geolocation systems in order to improve the communication between the Hab and EVA teams.

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, Science Report, EVA Request, EVA Report, Daily Photo Report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – April 30th

Crew 211 Sol 9 Summary Report 30-APR-2019

Sol: 9

Summary Title: Storm over Mars

Author’s name: Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: As we had numerous showers during the night, the morning EVA was unfortunately postponed to the afternoon and then cancelled as the weather deteriorated in the afternoon. We therefore worked all day on our experiments. We had an interesting meeting after the lunch to discuss with the crew journalist some articles of our Martian constitution. The experiment of the Commander and the Vice-Commander are now almost ready for field experiment.

Look Ahead Plan: Depending on the weather, we will try again to do a morning EVA to Kissing Camel and an afternoon EVA to Candor Chasma, as the end of our stay is approaching. We will in parallel work on our respective experiments and hopefully be able to start in the afternoon the field experiments with the cubelanders and the geolocation antennas.

Anomalies in work: No issues.

Weather: Showers, mostly cloudy and very windy

Crew Physical Status: Good

EVA: The EVA has been cancelled due to bad weather.

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, Science Report, EVA Request, Daily Photo Report

Support Requested: None

Sol Summary – April 29th

Crew 211 Sol 8 Summary Report 29-APR-2019

Sol: 8

Summary Title: Mars on TV

Author’s name: Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: After a quick breakfast, the commander welcomed the PBS team in spacesuit outside of the Hab. We then made a tour of the MDRS campus with the TV crew, each member of the UCL to Mars team presenting part of the infrastructures and discussing his/her experiment. Half of the crew left then for an EVA with Liz Adeola to Cow Dung Road between the Robert’s Rock Garden and Zurbin’s head. The EVA team got back at noon and we all had a nice lunch together. The crew commander and the crew astronomer were then interviewed for about one hour. All the crew members went then back to work once the TV crew left the campus.

Look Ahead Plan: Depending on the weather, we plan to start the day with an EVA to Kissing Camel. We will then work on our respective experiments for the rest of the day preparing the first experiment related EVA for the commander and vice-commander which should be organized on Wednesday.

Anomalies in work: No issues.

Weather: Showers, mostly cloudy and windy

Crew Physical Status: Good

EVA: Half of the crew explored the west part of Cow Dung Road with the PBS crew. Liz Adeola was part of the EVA team, as we her a spacesuit for the occasion. The EVA lasted for about an hour. The PBS team did a few drone footages and interviewed the EVA team members.

Reports to be filed: Journalist Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, Science Report, EVA report, EVA Request, Daily Photo Report

Support Requested: None