Sol Summary March 8th

Crew 263 Sol Summary 08-03-2022

Sol: 15

Summary Title: Geological field study in Candor Chasma

Author’s name: Cerise Cuny

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary: The EVA team left at 8:00 AM for a long EVA in Candor Chasma. They found exactly what they were looking for: satin spar and various forms of sulfate deposits. Sadly, the LIBS had a technical issue (that is impossible to prevent). Even if they took samples, they need more data from this area. They were very impressed by the canyon itself, and mesmerised by the landscape on Galileo Rd. Meanwhile, Nicolas, Mathéo and I did an abs sport session and Elena took a nap.

In the afternoon, the morning EVA team rested while others went through cognitive and teleoperation tasks. We have mixed feelings about the end of the sim being so close. On one hand, some are eager to call their families and friends and go back to the frantic world of communication. On the other hand, the end of the sim marks the end of a one-year-long project, and we kind of already feel nostalgic.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow, 4 crew members will do the same EVA as today’s to collect the desired data. Everyone will perform the ultrasound experiment, as subject and operator.

Anomalies in work: None

Weather: Clear sky.

Crew Physical Status: Very good.

EVA: EVA 19 in the morning. No issue to report except a LIBS malfunction.

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, EVA Report (n°19), EVA Request (n°20), Operations Report, Journalist Report, HSO Report, Astronomy Report.

Support Requested: No support requested.