Crew 227 Journalist Report 3 April 2022
Sol : 7
Name of the person filling the report : Sirga Drouet
Today we got up early but slept late, for some of us, after a surprise game until 11 pm. Team mechanics against team the "Others" Ignacio against me the astronauts will be able to return on earth, good news even if Ignacio remains the best of the apprentice surgeons although we all evolve!
This morning breakfast of quality, good pancakes with syrup, bleuberries and even chocolate!
We ate in two seconds our good meal because a very precise goal and a mission para commando to realize was of setting.
Return to Tharsis canyon, to go as far as possible in three hours by counting the way in rover. We clearly made the fastest preparation of EVA since we are here. At 9:16 am sharp we were in front of the tricky canyon entrance. Euphorically we set off, plunging into what would turn into a wall of rock. The walk was fast, I admit it was clearly military for me with my little legs. We went two and a half times faster than the day before ! The team was composed of Julie, Jean, Cyril, me and Cheyenne. The easiest way to advance was to go along the ridge to have a better view.
We were higher and higher, we felt so ridiculous in front of these strata which are and will be there before and maybe after the humanity. A funny feeling, it pushes us to question ourselves on our place in this world and on our so small trace in the rocks in front of us. We stayed there a moment to contemplate from the top of the 40 meters the river dry in the bottom of the valley. Some shots of drone and in spite of the fact that we were in 2/3 of our objective it did not remain us enough time and the half-turn arrived.
To finish this canyon we would have to run at each negative drop, make a quick hello at the origin and run back without forgetting our 10 Kilograms of space suit. We are proud of what we have accomplished so far and maybe the origin of our goal will remain forever blank. An ideal to be reached like the utopia of making humanity live on Mars. But I am sure that the echoes of our hopes will plausibly solve terrestrial problems useful to our future.
The secret in this adventure is to not give up and despite the many failures to stay united and face the challenge.
The return journey was less sportive but the sun was shining and the thirst was felt. On the way back we got the antibiotics from Audrey who was exposed.
Once back, the routine : The decompression chamber, undress and eat. Today no insects of the day to take a break, everyone seems to be in heaven ahaha.
The afternoon activities started and Audrey’s first surgical match took place, against me, she did very well for a first.
Then a little manipulation of Audrey’s bacteria and Cheyenne’s plants are growing wonderfully !
During this time it was the church in the Hab to pray of Saint-Computer because an accident happened… We almost lost the computer of Ignacio because of an attack of coffee. We were three reconverted in monk while Father Cyril with his hands of electrical engineer handled the multimeter to try to find the cause of the murder. The machine was making big beeps, which is very worrying in the microscopic computer world… Finally, our prayers were partly heard and the only collateral damage was to remove the battery.
A good day passed, tonight card tournaments are on the program to blow.