Sol Summary January 25th

Sol: 8

Summary Title: Life on Mars: Hello there 🌱🔴

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: A day to perform tasks in the station and projects of the mission

Sol Activity Summary: We started with an energizing breakfast of oatmeal and fruit. The Greenhab is being reborn, a variety of seeds were grown to provide enough food for the next crew to occupy the station. Once again, teamwork paid off: we made the best hamburger on Mars 🍔.

Look Ahead Plan: Continue working on mission projects. Schedule an EVA to complete the objectives of the Geology project.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Cloudy in the morning and afternoon.

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: None.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, EVA Request, HSO Report, Daily photos, Journalist report

Support Requested: None, Thanks 😉

Sol Summary – January 24th

Sol: 7

Summary Title: Laughs on Mars 😁🔴

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: The crew has been very happy and energized to continue their activities. The laughs have been an important factor in keeping the crew in good spirits.

Sol Activity Summary: The day began with breakfast by our Crew Engineer. An EVA was made to Kissing Camel where images were collected to make a 3D model. We cooked vegetable lasagna with tuna and we are going to prepare hamburgers tonight.

Look Ahead Plan: Following our mission plan and trying to meet all goals

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny in the morning and clear in the afternoon

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: One EVA realized

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, EVA Report, HSO Report, Daily photos, Journalist Report

Support Requested: Collection and disposal of trash burnable and non-burnable. Thank you so much 😊

Sol Summary – Jan 23th

Sol: 6

Summary Title: Another bite of Mars 🔴🇨🇴

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: We carried out an EVA to meet the objectives of the project of our Crew Scientist. We received a visit from a Japanese spaceship from Earth

Sol Activity Summary: The crew got up early for breakfast and awaited a visit from the Japanese spacecraft. The Japanese astronauts depressurized and entered the Hab with all the planetary protection protocols. Later, Crew 226 astronauts performed an EVA to Hab Ridge for 3 hours. They returned for a delicious bolognese pasta lunch, the best on Mars, hands down.

Look Ahead Plan: Following our mission plan and trying to meet all goals

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny in the morning and clear in the afternoon

Crew Physical Status: Tired but full of energy to continue

EVA: One EVA realized

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, EVA Request, EVA Report, HSO Report, Daily photos, Journalist report

Support Requested: Digester for the toilet

Sol Summary

Sol: 5

Summary Title: Mars continues surprising us!

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: The crew has adapted well to the routine of the station.

Sol Activity Summary: The activities were carried out within and outside the HAB. We were in Phobos Peak, we explored for an hour and a half in the EVA. We collected some clays. We cooked Martian Style Tacos and worked on projects.

Look Ahead Plan: Continue exploring and discovering the wonders of Mars, while we carry out our Science projects. We await a visit from a Japanese spacecraft (Japanese newspaper).

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny in the morning and partially cloudy in the afternoon

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: One EVA realized to Phobos Peak

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, HSO report, EVA Request, Daily photos, Journalist report.

Support Requested: None 😊

Sol Summary – January 21st

Sol: 4

Summary Title: Mars is our home

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: The crew has adapted well to the routine of the station. We had a talk with Atila through radio comms, on which we are all bound to take the appropriate precaution measures.

Sol Activity Summary: The activities were carried out within the HAB. Clear snow from tunnels, cook and work on projects.

Look Ahead Plan: Continue working on the projects and carry out an EVA to collect geological samples

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: A little bit of snow in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: None

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, HSO report, EVA Request, Daily photos, Journalist report.

Support Requested: Collection and disposal of trash burnable and non-burnable

Crew Photos – January 20th

Sol: 3

Summary Title: "Live Another Sol would be an awesome name for a James Bond movie" Andy Weir, The Martian.

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: At this time, all crew members are immersed on Mars, looking for solutions for the resources and operations’ optimization in the HAB and EVAs.

Sol Activity Summary: The day started with breakfast and the first EVA away from the HAB (Moon overlook). The EVA had an additional purpose: to free a small intruder on Mars 🐹. Cleaning and organization activities in HAB and GreenHab were carried out. A meeting was held to have feedback after the EVA.We cooked Colombian style beans.

Look Ahead Plan: Continue exploring and discovering the wonders of Mars, while we carry out our Science projects.

Anomalies in work: Low battery on the Percy rover during the EVA

Weather: Sunny all day but the thermic sensation was at -7°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: One EVA realized

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, EVA Request, EVA Report, Daily photos, Journalist report

Support Requested: hand soap, replacement earpiece for radio as one is malfunctioning, please ☺

Crew Photos – January 20th

Sol: 3

Summary Title: "Live Another Sol would be an awesome name for a James Bond movie" Andy Weir, The Martian.

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: At this time, all crew members are immersed on Mars, looking for solutions for the resources and operations’ optimization in the HAB and EVAs.

Sol Activity Summary: The day started with breakfast and the first EVA away from the HAB (Moon overlook). The EVA had an additional purpose: to free a small intruder on Mars 🐹. Cleaning and organization activities in HAB and GreenHab were carried out. A meeting was held to have feedback after the EVA.We cooked Colombian style beans.

Look Ahead Plan: Continue exploring and discovering the wonders of Mars, while we carry out our Science projects.

Anomalies in work: Low battery on the Percy rover during the EVA

Weather: Sunny all day but the thermic sensation was at -7°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: One EVA realized

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, EVA Request, EVA Report, Daily photos, Journalist report

Support Requested: hand soap, replacement earpiece for radio as one is malfunctioning, please ☺

Sol Summary – January 19th

Sol: 2

Summary Title: Hello Mars 🌱🔴

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: The crew has adapted well to the routine of the station, we cooked "banana bread" and talked about the difficulties that the first humans would have on Mars.

Sol Activity Summary: SIM began. Today we had our first real encounter with Mars. We were in Marble Ritual, we explored for an hour in each EVA. There are many things to discover on this planet and it is very exciting.

Look Ahead Plan: Continue with our projects and get to know Mars in depth

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Cloudy in the morning and sunny in the afternoon

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: Two EVAs realized

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, EVA Request, Daily photos, Journalist report, HSO Report Updated, and HSO Beginning of Mission Checklist.

Support Requested: None

sol-summary-January 18th

Sol: 1

Summary Title: "Encendiendo motores para ir a Marte" 🚀

Author’s name: Yael Méndez- Commander

Mission Status: All crew is very excited about the training and for the start of the simulation. We feel in Mars already!

Sol Activity Summary: Training begins, starting with familiarization with the station: Hab, Science dome, RAM and Green-Hab, use of spacesuits, rovers, and protocols for EVA’s.

Look Ahead Plan: Start SIM at 6 am

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Sunny in the morning and partly cloudy in the evening

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: Training (Galileo road)

Reports to be filed: Operations report, HSO report, EVA Request, Mission plan, Daily photos, Journalist report

Support Requested: Collection and disposal of trash burnable and non-burnable

Sol Summary – Jan 13th

Crew 238 Sol Summary Report 13Jan2022

Sol:11

Summary Title: A Taste of Fresh Martian Spirulina

Author’s name: Sionade Robinson

Mission Status: Ongoing

Sol Activity Summary: Research work continues. We concluded our
Spirulina competition with a comparison of colour and density of our
individual tubes. Photogra will show the considerable variation, some
thriving and some dead. We compared notes on our various regimen of
care – noting a more consistent approach to temperature, light and
agitation led to optimum results best. This evening Aga harvested 10g
of Spirulina from the litre jar currently incubating in the Green Hab
and we ate it on crackers. It is a high protein foodstuff, bright
green and viscous with only a faint taste. An EVA to Area G Candor
Chasma to extend sampling was successfully completed and an Emergency
Simulation of tunnel breaches executed effectively.

Look Ahead Plan: On our last day at MDRS the crew seekpermission for a
walking EVA for four participants followed by removal of temporary
labyrinth from sand north of Science Dome. Completion of cleaning
programme and packing ready to depart.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Cloudier than yesterday and colder. No wind

Crew Physical Status: Nominal.

EVA: By Rover to Area G.

Reports to be filed: Sol, Operations, EVA Report, Journalist and HSO report.

Support Requested: EVA Request

Additional Support: Wheatgrass harvested (see Operational report) but
not for crew consumption. Left in Airlock for collection for Martian
Dogs who apparently regard it as a treat.