Sol Summary – December 13th

Sol: 3
Summary Title: An Adventure on Mars and in the Kitchen
Author’s name: Jilian Welshoff
Mission Status: Nominal
Sol Activity Summary:
Crew 288 started the day off at 8:00AM for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy made by Commander. The crew got a lesson in Spectroscopy and roles for the geology EVAs from Hunter (Crew Geologist). After listening and learning, 4 crew members, Riley (XO), Hunter (GEO), Ryan (GHO), and Jilian (HSO) prepped to go on EVA #3 to Kissing Camel Ridge and Aonia Terra to collect GPR data and Spectroscopy data.
The crew that stayed behind had a good time exploring some new recipes in the kitchen and baked some fresh bread, while remaining responsive and attentive COMs. They attempted to take pictures of the sun from the Solar Telescope but were cut off by the incoming clouds.
After returning from EVA, the crew got to enjoy the cooking/baking efforts from the rest of the crew and analyzed/organized the data they collected. Ryan and Lipi went to the Greenhab to check up and water the plants and the EVA crew had a debrief to figure out how to execute data collection more efficiently. Before reports could be completed, we enjoyed a delicious dinner of chickpea curry made by Crew Journalist, Lipi.
Look Ahead Plan: Continue to go on Geology EVAs to collect more data, CO2 continue soldering, begin EVAs for other research, continue collecting data for overall research.
Anomalies in work: Toilet reading level is oscillating
Weather: Good temperature, partly cloudy in the morning, very cloudy in the afternoon.
Crew Physical Status: Little sore from a long EVA day but all is well and morale is high!
EVA: Successfully performed EVA #3 to Kissing Camel Ridge and Aonia Terra
Reports to be filed: Eva Report, Journalist Report, Greenhab Report, Operations Report, Sol Summary, Eva Request, Astronomy Report, Photos
Support Requested: None

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