Journalist Report – April 20th

[ Solvitur ambulando ] Journalist Report
Crew 245 Journalist report 20 April 2022
Sol: 10
Name of person filing the report: Dr. Benjamin Pothier

Our stay on the red planet is getting closer to its end and it made me wonder if this experience already changed me. All members of the crew are undoubtedly overachievers and multitaskers, a type of profile that fits perfectly with our mission.

Even though we all have our repetitive tasks that in a way summarize our main specialties, from the crew engineer to the commander, from the crew journalist to the executive officer, or from the health and safety officer to the crew scientist, there is at least one task that is always new for us: to conduct EVA, to go and explore the close and far surroundings of our habitat, a human oasis in the middle of this desert land.

The Bard would probably once again enjoy this quote from Heraclitus: "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man."

So yes in a way though we are all highly adaptive yet constant human beings in this crew, each and every extra-vehicular activity changes us. We are field researchers, and we solve problems by walking: "Solvitur ambulando". Another step on the Martian soil, then another, then another…