Sol Summary – February 9th

Crew 240 Sol Summary Report 09Feb2022

Sol: 9

Summary Title: Into the thick of it

Author’s name: Clément Plagne

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: In what I hope will remain the one and only “Horror Episode” report, it’s a necessity to admit that today has been more memorable from its somewhat disgusting than for the other successes it’s seen, for the many there’s been.

I feel the need to spare you most of the events and stick to their conclusions. I’d started a rather drawn out and creatively narrated retelling of the awful things we’ve had to do today, after which I thought to myself “Clément, this is a terrible idea”. So to keep to the results: the toilet’s tank likely has some impacted material that’s stuck in there. Warm water and numerous flushes out have not got us far out of it, so that’s not over. Regarding the rodent situation, everything has been fixed.

On to the successes: the 3D maps made by Pierre have generated some great new possibilities for EVA prevision. The accuracy of these things astounds me, and I wouldn’t be surprised if, in some years, every crew had a lightweight drone capable of making 3D maps and finding routes automatically before every EVA.

Look Ahead Plan: Continuing 3D Map testing tomorrow, pursuing work.

Anomalies in work: Some rodent-based issues already worked out with the Station Director and Assistant Director. Spacesuit issues detailed in Operations Report.

Weather: Is it still February?! (very warm)

Crew Physical Status: A tiny bit grossed out but overall fine

EVA: One done, carried out nominally.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, EVA Report, EVA Request, HSO Report, Operations Report, Journalist Report, Crew Pictures

Support Requested: As the diagnostics of the spacesuit appear to be faulty batteries, and as the backups in the EVA Room are also marked as dead, we’re probably going to need some more.