GreenHab Report – February 16th

Crew 292 GreenHab Report 16-02-2024 (Sol 12)

GreenHab Officer: Mehnaz Jabeen

Environmental control: heater on , fan off , door close

Average temperature

6:25: 70.2F, 20% (heater on, fan off)

10:23: 90.5 F, 32% (heater off, fan on)

11:00: 90.5 F, 32% (heater off, fan off)

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

Daily water usage for crops: 6 gallons

Daily water usage for research and/or other purposes: 0 gallon

Water in Blue Tank (200 gallon capacity): 114.6 gallons

Time(s) of watering for crops: 10:30 water (heater off)

Changes to crops: No Change.


Sol 12 started with a sleepy early morning and a bittersweet feeling. It’s the last day here at MDRS for our crew and I’m already missing the plants and the GreenHab. I must say that I learned a lot practicing simulation. I realized it’s not really hard to live using less resources and staying in a small space collaborating with crew mates, being disciplined. I have learned that space is just a state of mind. If all the humans practiced living the same way outside of simulation the same way we live in, earth would be a better place than how it is now, and going to mars is a different story. We are breaking the sim by mid-day and I will continue to be the same human as I am now than who I was when I entered MDRS , only the spirit for going to mars will keep accelerating . I cleaned up the GreenHab with some help from Bharti, our crew geologist and watered the plants. Emptied the trash can and went to hab. Best wishes to all the GreenHab officers and their mission.


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