Sol Summary – April 25th

Crew 280 Sol Summary Report 25-04-2023

Sol: 9

Summary title: Martian Days, Universe-Sized Dreams

Author’s name: Mariona Badenas-Agustí, Commander.

Mission status: Nominal

Sol activity summary:

Last night, Mariona Badenas-Agustí (Commander & Astronomer) led an astronomy workshop to share her love for the Universe with the Hypatia I crew. This activity sparked conversations about the immensity and diversity of the cosmos, as well as about the power of science to drive progress and social change.

Following up on these themes, the crew began SOL9 with a lively breakfast discussion about personal career aspirations. Each crew member shared their dreams for the future before resuming their experimental work. With the end of the mission in sight, everyone is feeling the intensity of the final stretch.

During the morning, the Hab and the Science Dome were filled with a quiet atmosphere of silence and concentration. Experiments are currently in full swing, and as it always happens in science, results don’t always go well and challenges have become a daily habit.

For lunch, Mariona and Carla Conejo González (Executive Officer & Biologist) went creative and made a delicious meal of pasta with tomato sauce and a fresh green salad. In the afternoon, Ariadna Farrés (Scientist & HSO) and Neus Sabaté (Mission Specialist) had an EVA planned to collect more iron-rich rock batteries, which are already giving promising results. Meanwhile, the crew members who stayed in the Hab continued to work on their experiments.

Tonight, the crew is thinking about watching a documentary after enjoying another Martian dinner at the MDRS.

Look ahead plan: There will be one morning EVA, led by Mariona Badenas, Carla Conejo, Núria Jar, and Laia Ribas (see EVA Request).

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Sunny. Low 45F/High 67F.

Crew physical status: Nominal.

EVA: There was one EVA today to Barrainca Butte(see EVA Report).

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, EVA request, EVA Report, Operations Report, GreenHab Report, Journalist Report, Pictures of the Day.

Support Requested: None.

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