Sol Summary – November 21th

Sol: 8
Summary Title: Hiking on Mars
Author’s name: Jas Purewal
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary:
Spent the morning doing training, which included crisis management and VR first aid. The crew engineer categorized her rocks for a carry capacity test for her Pleiades anchor. In the afternoon the EVA crew headed out to the sea of shells, parking the rovers near the overlook on Brahe Hwy and walking the rest of the way. Today’s EVA was by far the most strenuous yet, but well worth it for the biological samples that were collected.
Look Ahead Plan: Two EVA’s planned for tomorrow. A morning EVA on foot to nearby Gateway to Candor. Afternoon EVA for engineering demo and biological sample collection at Cowboy Corner.
Anomalies in work: None
Weather: Rather nice. Sunny, clear. No rain.
Crew Physical Status: Good
EVA: EVA 8 – XO, HSO and Biologist went to the Sea of Shells via the Overlook on Brahe Hwy for biological sample collection. Curiosity and Spirit were driven on Cow Dung Rd and Brahe Hwy, stopping just before the Overlook. Once at the overlook, the rovers were parked and the crew headed out on foot to The Sea Shells. Samples collected included: ice; mud next to ice; 3 plant samples; 1 salty rock; 3 samples of dirt from roots of three plants; 3 plant samples.
Reports to be filed:
Commander’s report
EVA report
EVA request
Operations report
Sol Summary report
Journalist report

Support Requested: none

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