Journalist Report – February 29th

Crew 222 Journalist Report 29Feb2020
Author: Marie Bochard, Crew Journalist
Sol 13
Title: A taste of home

We woke up very early this morning to see the sunrise. At 6am, we were
all outside climbing on the Ridge wall in the pale light of our
flashlights. The view from above was stunning: the sun rose over the
small hills in the distance, illuminating the mesa and the snowy
mountains minutes after minutes. Finally, the sun rays shone through the
atmosphere… What a way to end our stay here.

At 1pm, we met with Crew 223 at the Rock Shop. It was so crazy seeing
new faces after two weeks in isolation! Especially since we know them
from back home, it feels like they brought a taste of home with them. We
cooked lunch and shared our experience here with the new crew. We’ve
been preparing this mission for more than a year, so being here together
is long awaited! We were really excited to tell them all about our
mission and transmit our newly acquired experience. We had so much to share.

Before the sun was setting, we all got together outside to take the crew
change photos. We are leaving early tomorrow morning, so we needed to
finish all our transmission of knowledge before we went out to eat. Once
that was all done, we headed out to have our first meal and their last
meal outside the station: the iconic “last burger” in Hanksville.

It has been a pleasure writing everyday about our life in the station.
It’s been an incredible experience for all of us, and we would love to
spend the next two weeks here again (granted we can take a shower
before…). I hope I could transmit my passion for this mission through
these reports, and I hope they made you aspire to being a marsonaut,
like it inspired me!