Sol Summary – March 7th

Crew 223 Sol Summary Report 07-03-2020

Sol: 6 Summary Title: Quiet biodiversity

Author’s name: Aurélien Mure – Crew Commander

Mission Status: Mid rotation

Sol Activity Summary:

The crew woke up at 6:50am. The sport session began at 7:00am. Knowing
that tomorrow will be our rest day regarding sport helped the crew to be
motivated by the session. Having a day without an exploration EVA and a
physical activity tomorrow is a good choice for the crew mental and
physical status. I don’t think it is mandatory for the scientific
purposes of our mission but it is the better way to have an efficient
and satisfying second week.
The daily EVA has been a new experience for me. Dealing with the
efficiency of communication has been interesting. We have proved that a
routine EVA can be performed with its complexity without saying a single
word. The protocol is complex to but not that hard to set up. I want to
thank Luc for having followed me on that idea. We explored the eastern
region of Reservoir Dam. The biodiversity there was completely different
from what we have been used to.
The oven has been set up outside and even without a perfect sun we
heated 600mL of water from 10°C to 67°C in 2 hours. We will give more
details in the future science reports. I have finally had time to start
working on our automatic water consumption device.

Look Ahead Plan: Taking some rest tomorrow.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Mostly cloudy, rare sun lights, 0°C at 7:00am, 18°C at 3:00pm

Crew Physical Status: All crew members safe and sound.

EVA: LOAC and MegaAres batteries changed. Quiet exploration

Reports to be filed: Journalist report, Operations report, EVA request,
Green Hab report, EVA report, Astronomy report, Science report, HSO report

Support Requested: None