Sol Summary – January 4th

Crew 202 Sol Summary Report 04-Jan-2019

Sol: 6

Summary Title: Settling down

Author’s name: Cesare Guariniello

Mission Status: All projects are moving forward, with some ups and downs. We are collecting plenty of data, and each of us is giving much contribution, both with our own research projects and as test subjects for our crewmates.

Sol Activity Summary: Our morning routine continues to be a varying mix of useful stretching and conditioning exercises. Today the crew members who stayed in the habitat yesterday went on EVA and vice versa. The physical and mental stress of the mission is beginning to creep through, but the crew is reacting very well. Time is flying, and it is already Sol 6 of our mission, we now feel this is "our" place, that we live in and that we take care of. It is a great view when coming back from EVA. The crew keeps having a great time together: before each EVA, the whole crew is involved in the preparation, and those who stay in the habitat are always ready to welcome the EVA crew with some hot meal. After the usual afternoon of rest and work on the projects, the crew is preparing for the evening (yesterday we had a movie night).

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we will have a geology EVA towards canyons, pending advice on practicability of roads.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Still cold but getting warmer. Some snow on the ground and on the north face of hills.

Crew Physical Status: Exercises and much work are giving us health and some soreness. Morale is high!

EVA: The Commander, Health and Safety Officer, and Crew Geologist had an EVA to Greenstone Rd and to the region North of Kissing Camel Range, to collect sand and shale samples.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Operations Report, Greenhab Report, EVA report, EVA request, Astronomy Report, Journalist Report

Support Requested: None

Commander, MDRS 202

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