Sol Summary – March 14th

Crew 293 Sol Summary Report 14-03-2024

Sol: 25

Summary Title: Cake and Confetti

Author’s name: Marie Delaroche, Crew Commander

Mission Status: Nominal

Sol Activity Summary:

Last Photogrammetry EVA this morning! I left the Hab with the Crew Astronomer and GreenHab Officer, equipped only with some notes taken from a 2D map of Kissing Camel Ridge. We managed to find 11 of the 12 checkpoints; the terrain was much harder to read than previous locations: we spent more than an hour looking for the last two. As we were going to head back to the rovers, the Crew Astronomer’s suit started malfunctioning, sending very little air. The helmet was taken off for safety, and we made our way back to the Hab.

What I did not know, was that while I was out on EVA, the rest of the crew was preparing a surprise birthday party for me! I came back to an Upper Deck decorated with balloons and filled with a scent of cake. I am lucky to be a part of this group of thoughtful and amazing people!

In the afternoon, we started to feel the end of our rotation creep nearer and nearer… some experiments have been officially wrapped up, such as EchoFinder and AI4U. We swap opinions and feelings about what we look forward to on Earth, but also about what we are going to miss about living at MDRS: contributing to science, the intensity of our life here, and most importantly, being with each other.

Look Ahead Plan:

We aim to dismantle and retrieve all atmospheric instruments on Sol 26 (morning), and to break sim at 6 PM.

Anomalies in work: EVA Suits 6, 7 and 9

Weather: Cloudy, Low 1°C, High 12°C

Crew Physical Status: Nominal

EVA: Photogrammetry exploration EVA, Kissing Camel Ridge

Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist’s Report, GreenHab Report, Operations Report, Photos (6-8 pics), EVA Reports, EVA Request

Support Requested: NA

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