Crew 221 Sol Summary Report 07Feb-2020
Summary Title: It’s all about the Science
Author’s name: Maria Grulich, M.Sc.
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary:
Update since last Sol Summary: Crew 221 had another cultural night with Jessica Todd the Greenhab Officer, introducing the crew to Australian history, slang, the most dangerous and cutest animals in Australia and Vegemite, which not every crew member enjoyed. The main take-away is that in Australia everyone is your “mate” and you have to help them just like on Mars.
This morning, the commander woke up the team to prepare for another long EVA to go to Candor Chasma, which the crew expects to have been formed by water. The EVA team left at 10:00 am and had beautiful weather and the geology of Candor Chasma was very interesting. There were several stratigraphic layers, from which the crew took samples and will try to grow bacteria.
In the afternoon, the team worked on their robot under the eyes of “Fuzz” and made good progress besides one little piece broke off, which has to be glued before the team can continue and probably finish the robot tomorrow.
The samples in the incubator currently only show bacteria growth on the sample of the spacesuit before cleaning. This is also a good sign, since it means the crew is working cleanly. Today, they also produced agar, which was successful this time. All samples have been weighed and tomorrow, they will be processed to grow microbes. Tonight, there will be pizza prepared by the Crew Journalist H. Kalucha and we have a sports session with Crew Engineer L. D. Monge.
Look Ahead Plan: Sports Session, Meditation Session
Anomalies in work: None
Update mouse in hab: still no joy in catching it.
Weather: sunny no winds in the morning, windy in the afternoon, no precipitation
Crew Physical Status: Good
EVA: 10:00an to 12:50pm
Reports to be filed:
Operations Report including HSO Report
Support Requested: None