Crew 219 JOURNALIST REPORT 13JAN2020 AUTHOR: Cynthia Montanez SOL 8 AVANTGARDE As darkness began to fade this morning, a distant sound awakens Crew 219. Confused as to what the sound was, the HSO (Keith Crisman) found the nearest radio and asked “Say again?” With a reply from Outpost stating the low SOC percentage, Crew 219 finds themselves in safety mode. While in safety mode, each crew member unplugged all their devices and appliances within the station to conserve the remaining energy. At 10:00 A.M., LSO (Hannah Blackburn) and I decided to make the best out of this situation by having a Martian Spa Day. After an hour of detangling my curly hair, the LSO and I set up a mini station by the airlock for their spa. The spa consisted of a detangling brush, Head and Shoulder shampoo and conditioner, towel, and a dish bin filled with warm water. It was an experience we both enjoyed. Not to mention, the results that came from our Martian Spa was beautiful clean hair. By about 11 am, Crew 219 was able to turn on their lights. With everyone celebrating, I decided to head to the GreenHab for my first temperature reading of the day and a quick watering. While watering, the CO (Dave Masaitis) entered and assisted by transplanting some aloe vera succulents and cucumbers. We spent time in the GreenHab conversing about planting methods, future plans, etc. It was a brief discussion, but it was one that brought us closer together. As the rest of the day played out, while part of the crew was out on EVA, the rest of crew 219 found ways to keep themselves busy by either cooking, reading a good book, working in the lab, or conversing with one another. Overall, today was a good day on white Mars.