GreenHab Report – February 14th

Crew 292 GreenHab Report 14-02-2024

GreenHab Officer: Mehnaz Jabeen

Environmental control: heater on , fan off , door close

Average temperature

6:25: 70.2 F, 20%

14:00: 100 F, 18%

18:00: 74.1F, 21%

20:00: 74.1 F, 27%

Hours of supplemental light: 22:00 – 02:00

Daily water usage for crops: 8 gallons

Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: 0.2 gallon

Water in Blue Tank (200 gallon capacity): 128.38 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 6:30 water, (heater on), 14:05 Mist (heater of) , 18:11 water (heater on)

Changes to crops: More ripe tomatoes


Today I watered the plants two times again, morning and evening evenly i e 4 gallons in the morning, 4 in the evening. I also used mist spray in the afternoon on all the crops. Temperature in the afternoon went up to 100 F. I moved the withered plants receiving too much sunlight to a different place where the tomatoes are. I see a lot of tomatoes in their ripening process. They shall be big and ready to eat for the next crew.

It was also my second last EVA and I already feel sad about leaving MDRS as all of my study and experiment needs some more time. But I think I can figure it out later so I am just focused on staying in the moment. I am also hoping the GreenHab officer of the next crew to continue my experiment. Today we went to Candor Chasma. We climbed down in the canyon and found lots of Gypsum and Cherts. We also found mountain lion’s caves. I really enjoyed the long off-roading on the rover. In the evening I sat with Daniel and learned how to make DNA so later I can use the technique to extract DNA from plants for my research in maintaining or building a GreenHab back in India. Both of my experiments are going well. The pots are science dorm , Hab , GreenHab and lower deck of Hab are pretty much the same. I am afraid the pot on the lower deck might die and I feel bad about that pot. But I’m hoping to get something out of my experiment to validate my research. Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Harvest: None

Support/supplies needed: None

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