Sol Summary – January 15th

Crew 290 Sol Summary Report 15-01-2024

Sol: 8

Summary Title: Patches, Presentations, and Potatoes

Author’s name: Madelyn Hoying

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Chopper (Rebecca) kicked off the day with a trip to the Science Dome to prepare our pH setup for the afternoon’s EVA. Roots (Anna) spent the day continuing glove dexterity experiments and working as CAPCOM for Melon (Madelyn), Funk (Ben), and Freebee (Anja)’s EVA. The afternoon EVA was a success, with one MADMEN sample site fully processed in the field and 12 REMI collections completed. During EVA, PODO (Nicole) did a deep clean of the Hab to keep the living spaces tidy. Funk made a dinner of black bean burgers, biscuits, and mashed potatoes while Roots and Chopper processed samples, Melon evaluated today’s geology, and Freebee worked on post-EVA data logging and reporting. The crew had fun with team bonding yesterday and are looking forward to continued success, both in our scientific endeavors and in creating memories together!

Look Ahead Plan: Continued sample collection and analysis

Anomalies in work: none

Weather: Warm and windy

Crew Physical Status: nominal

EVA: none

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist Report, Greenhab Report, Operations Report, EVA Report, EVA Request

Support Requested:

Perseverance rearview mirror was broken prior to our arrival, noted in the Engineering EVA (EVA 05) report. The broken glass fell out of the mirror on today’s EVA. We want to note that between the broken parking brake and now a lack of ability to see behind us, we likely will not request use of Perseverance and will distribute our rover requests among the remaining 3.

We are particularly interested in an EVA to Skyline Rim. Are we able to attempt an EVA plan to drive the 1103 footpath with the rovers, to connect to the Sagan Street 1103 rover road that leads directly to Skyline Rim?

Our furnace reset works, but we are having to do it regularly whenever it is windy.

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