Sol Summary – April 4th

Crew 279 Sol Summary Report 04April2023

Sol: 2
Summary Title: Surviving Mars temperature
Author’s name: Agnès Dekeyser, Crew Executive Officer
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary:
After a good night of sleep, the crew was ready to start his second day on Mars planet. The mission began at 9 am with an EVA for the martionauts that didn’t get the training the day before. The purpose was again to practice maneuvering a rover and to check communications between each other and with the base. They also got training from their Commander to learn how to rapidly and precisely point a destination or an object. The same training was given to the rest of the Crew right after lunch, along with a training by the Crew Astronomer on how to communicate in the event of a communication technology malfunction.
For lunch, the crew enjoyed the bread baked that morning by the martionauts who had stayed in the Hab. The first bread of the mission. They have 10 sol left to improve their recipe.
The rest of the day was devoted to everyone’s experiment. Martionauts were testing the 3D printer, preparing map for radioactivity measure or for drone mapping, cultivating bacteria, observing the crew behavior, listening to music and analyzing the heartbeat, or answering anonymous questionnaire
Look Ahead Plan:
Tomorrow, an EVA is planned to begin the measure of radioactivity around the MDRS. The next EVA’s will be to progress on each other’s experiences. The crew will continue the radioactivity measures, perform several drone mapping, and expose bacteria to the MDRS environmental conditions.
Anomalies in work: The EVA suit number 8 needs to be repaired: poor ventilation, battery seems to lose its condition.
Weather: Cold and windy, high 6°C/43°F, low 0°C/32°F
Crew Physical Status: Nominal
EVA: Training
Reports to be filed: Journalist report, Greenhab report, Operations report, EVA report, EVA request.
Support Requested: None

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