Commander's Report – November 25th

Crew 216 Commander Report 25-NOV-2019
Sol: 1
Summary Title: First Sol on Mars

Author’s name: Marc Levesque

Crew 216 woke up on Mars this morning to begin our stay on the Red Planet. We are a six- member international crew representing Russia, Great Britain, Singapore, and the United States, and all of us have long awaited this day with much anticipation and excitement. The landscape around our Hab is how we imagined it when we were training for this mission, so we were not disappointed. We did, however, have to contend with capricious Martian weather, as it clouded over by early afternoon before some strange precipitation arrived a few hours later. Our incredibly talented crew continues to settle in and is getting along very well, and I could not be more pleased by their willingness to jump in on any needed task. We all anticipate a rewarding experience in the sols ahead.