Sol Summary Report Nov 15th

Crew 215 Sol Summary Report 15-NOV-2019

Sol: 5

Summary Title: Practice Rescue Day

Author’s name: Andrew Wheeler

Mission Status: Active

Sol Activity Summary: Another early departure EVA for this sol had again returning to

the micrometeorite sample grid in the stream wash at MM5 (518462E 4248949N). We

collected another 24 samples before returning to the hab for lunch. 64% of the plots

have now been sampled. With only 36 samples to go, we will have completed the second of

the micrometeorite sampling grids and allow flux rate comparisons to be made between

undisturbed surfaces and accumulation surfaces. The afternoon was spent processing the

micrometeorite grid samples and grinding gypsum for cement experimentation. An

emergency response simulation was carried out at 1700 in which an EVA was carried out

to retrieve an unresponsive Marstronaut. This was successfully carried out by 1725.

Following an extensive debrief, dinner was very welcome as adrenaline levels returned

to normal.

Look Ahead Plan: Planning an EVA to MM5 (518462E 4248949N) to continue collection of

micrometeorite samples (see EVA request), continue preparing gypsum for cement

manufacture and Green Hab operations. Continue monitoring of psycho-social stressors.

Anomalies in work: N/A.

Weather: Marginally below freezing overnight, light winds, partly cloudy.

Crew Physical Status: Healthy

EVA: Micrometeorite sampling EVA. See EVA report

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary Report, Operations Report, Science Report, GreenHab

Report, EVA Request, EVA Report, Journalist Report, Daily Photos.

Support Requested: N/A

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