Journalist Report – January 21st

Journalist Report Sol 4 21Jan2022Yael Méndez- Commander Crew 226

Life on Mars has many details to take into account, thus a mistake can cost us our lives. That’s a thought the Crew came up with on Night of the Sol 3. Sol 4 began with a Crew full of energy to continue, it has been the best mission of their lives so far. Every single experience is an opportunity to learn from, every single decision is a new challenge. We had a snowfall in the morning and it was necessary to clear the tunnels to prevent accidents from happening.

Today has been a day where the Crew has gotten closer, the communication is getting better and the atmosphere is very similar to a home. Here we all care about the well-being of the other, seeking to create the best environment for everyone.

Cooking has been a great activity to maintain positive energy. Also, the time of making our meals has allowed us to enjoy a good conversation, to get to know each other more and to laugh. Today we prepared the best choclo arepa on Mars, based on corn and cheese. The crew has already adapted really well to the routines of the station. Everyone already knows their responsibilities and the importance of fulfilling them.

The teamwork has been really top class and I couldn’t be happier as a commander. We really are a good match for Mars.