Sol Summary – February 22nd

Crew 263 Sol Summary Report 22-02-2022

Sol: 1

Summary Title: First steps on Mars!

Author’s name: Cerise Cuny

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: At 7:00 AM, we did our first sport session organised by our HSO. After breakfast we prepared for our first EVA ; it was a bit longer than expected because we struggled with putting on the HoloLens inside the Spacesuit’s helmet. During the EVA, my crew mates really felt like they were on Mars and were positively surprised by how the spacesuits felt very real (or at least how they imagine a real Mars experience), because of their weight, the impact of the suit and gloves on mobility, and the constraint of the helmet on vision. We were unable to conduct one of the AR experiments because the HoloLens fell around the neck of Nicolas. Elena will improve the device for future EVAs.

After lunch some of us went through one of Crew 240’s human factors experiments while others did some prep work for tomorrow’s experiments such as the ultrasound protocol and the setup of the antenna. Our Journalist recorded the beginning of his podcast’s first episode, which sounds absolutely amazing! Bread is in the oven for dinner, it smells wonderful in the hab!

Look Ahead Plan: If the terrain conditions allow it, I will go on a second Initiation EVA to Marble Ritual with the three remaining crew members. In the afternoon, all crew members will perform ultrasound sessions, both as operators and subjects, in order to test a CNES protocole.

Anomalies in work: None to report.

Weather: Cloudy.

Crew Physical Status: Perfectly fine.

EVA: One performed, everything went fine except for the aforementioned HoloLens issue.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, EVA Request, EVA Report, Operations Report, Journalist Report, Astronomy Report, HSO Report.

Support Requested: Only one GPS is working (we already tried changing batteries for the other ones) ; if possible we would like to have another working one for redundancy.