Journalist Report – February 24th

Crew 222 Journalist Report 24Feb2020
Author: Marie Bochard, Crew Journalist
Sol 8
Title: Cold wind blows

The wind today has been very loud. There is no visible movement outside
the windows, because there is no vegetation that bends and moves in the
wind. There is only sand and hills that stay still even when the wind
blows. We were impressed by the sheer speed of it: from our weather
station, we recorded a maximum speed of more than 15 m/s! This is rather
good news because wind dries out the mud that the snow created.
Hopefully, we will have dry ground soon, because going on EVA in mud is
very slippery and dangerous.

Today in the GreenHab, Bleuenn showed us a cucumber that’s almost ready
to be harvested. It’s going to be amazing to have a fresh, crunchy
vegetable! Her spirulina experiment is going well, the algae is growing
and will be harvestable in a few days hopefully. Nina’s aerospring moss
is also growing: out of the four plants she chose, three have grown
significantly and she will be able to transfer the moss into the
vertical garden in a few days. All this is very promising!

For a human factor experiment, we played a game called Keep Talking and
Nobody Explodes, about diffusing a bomb. One person has the bomb on
their computer, and they have to work in collaboration with an expert
who has the manual to diffuse the bomb. We are almost becoming competitive!

We ended the day with a delicious spinach pie staring a stunning “Crew
222” decoration by Nina, and watched Kaamelott all together to have a
good laugh before bed.