Journalist Report – May 18th

Journalist Report – Earth-Date 18May2018 / Sol 5

Author: Dean Aubin

Final in-sim day. Our morning began with learning about one of the most important potential obstacles in long distance human space travel: the human psyche. Our successful EVA today just showed how well we are all beginning to come together as a team. Finishing off the afternoon with details from our resident NASA flight surgeon, we covered astronaut selection and nutrition and the effects of space-associated neurooccular syndrome. Tonight we all sit down for a hot meal and review the amazing memories and bonds formed this week.

Operations Report – May 18th

Crew 194 Operations Report 18.05.18

SOL: 5

Name of person filing report: Ben Easter

Non-nominal systems: Continuing to work on power system. Generator run during day today per Shannon’s instructions.

Notes on non-nominal systems:

Generator (hours run): Overnight approximately 10 plus 4 hours today per Shannon

Solar— SOC 52%

Diesel – Over 50%

Propane – psi. Not checked

ATV Fuel (Ethanol free gasoline) – 5 gallons.

Water (trailer) – 500 gallons.

Water (static) – Approximately 250

Trailer to Static Pump used – No

Water (loft) – Static to Loft Pump used – Yes

Water Meter: 135115

Toilet tank emptied: Yes
Date last emptied: Today

ATV’s (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3): all except Honda

ATV Oil Checked?: No

ATV Oil Added?: No

ATV Fuel Used: Approximately 3 gallons

# Hours the ATVs were Used today: 1 hours

Notes on ATVs: We recovered ATV 300.

Deimos rover used: No
Hours: N/A
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Hours: Unknown
Beginning charge: N/A
Ending charge: N/A
Currently charging: N/A

Spirit rover used: Yes

Hours: 35.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 90%
Currently charging: Yes

Opportunity rover used: Yes
Hours: 34.2
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: 94 %
Currently charging: Yes

Curiosity rover used: No
Hours: 29.8
Beginning charge: 100 %
Ending charge: XX %
Currently charging: Yes or No

Hab Car used?: No
Where was Hab Car used?:
Why was Hab Car used?:

General notes and comments:

Summary of internet: Working well

Summary of suits and radios: working well

Summary of Hab operations: No problems

Summary of GreenHab operations: N/A

Summary of ScienceDome operations: N/A

Summary of RAM operations: N/A

Summary of health and safety issues: none noted

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: None.

Sol Summary – May 18th

Crew 194 Daily Summary Report 18.05.2018

MDRS Daily Summary Report for sol 5

Summary Title

Final Day in Sim

Mission Status:


Sol Activity Summary:

Today was our final day in simulation. We started the morning with talks on behavioral health and performance, discussing the theoretical implications and practical measures that support crewmembers. We then performed our final EVA. Afterward, we learned about space associated neuroocular syndrome (SANS) and nutrition in spaceflight.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow will be departure for our first crew and arrival for our second.

Anomalies in work:

None. We were able to restart the stranded ATV after charging the battery.

Weather:Sunny early then clouding over this afternoon.

Crew Physical Status:Doing well.

EVA: We had a successful simulation of medical contingencies during EVA.

Reports to be filed:

Operations Report

Journalist Report

Support Requested:


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