Commander Report – November 29th

Crew 216 Commander Report 29-NOV-2019
Sol: 5
Summary Title: Quiet Day
Author’s name: Marc Levesque
Crew 216 spent the post-holiday hunkered down because of very wet and windy weather that included snow. Despite this, we were able to undertake a variety of activities related to household chores and projects, including Evgenia interviewing me for her film. I wasn’t sure how comfortable I would be, but I hardly notice the camera sitting in front of me, mostly because of her easygoing interviewing style. Some of her questions were quite thought provoking, forcing me to pause before answering, and I hope she was able to capture what she had hoped. The day also provided an opportunity for Rich to write some graduate school papers, while Michael spent time creating a spreadsheet for a GreenHab checklist. Andrew was busy in the Science Dome working on the gypsum samples, and Mike continues to think and work about so many things to help improve operations around the Hab. What a great crew. The day wound down with Mike and me working up some Martian chile with rice that the crew seemed to enjoy. We look forward to seeing some sun tomorrow.