Sol Summary – April 11th

Sol 11
Summary Title: Not ready to leave Mars
Author’s name: Alba Sánchez Montalvo
Mission Status: 99% complete
Sol Activity Summary:
SOL 11 started with an EVA for the biomedical team performing Romain’s experiment manipulating the drone. Everything went well until the drone unexpectedly started to convulse in the middle of one of the maneuvers, but our team reacted fast and could save its life. Back at the station, we spent some time together, and again, we tried to convince Louis to allow us to have a fast body-shower since the simulation is almost done and our water consumption is sustainable. After lunch, the biomedical team concluded their sampling plan at the station, collecting the last blood and saliva and performing the last inflammatory cell count in blood. In the afternoon, there was a second EVA for Louis’ experiment and a little bit of exploration, in which the crew members loved the breathtaking views. The team is really happy about our simulation, we are not ready to leave Mars.

Look Ahead Plan: there’s an EVA planned for tomorrow to continue with Romain’s experiment; the biomedical team will take the crew car to Grand Junction in order to arrange their samples shipment to Belgium, they will be back to the station in the evening.
Anomalies in work: Romain’s drone crashed during his experiment, but it was repaired in situ
Weather: Sunny, almost no wind and no clouds
Crew Physical Status: Good
EVA#15: The group went to Marble Ritual, where they conducted Romain’s experiment. Arnaud crashed the drone, but Romain fixed it, and they completed the task without further problems before returning to the hab.
EVA#16: The crew drove to the East of North Ridge, where Louis conducted his first flight. They then climbed part of North Ridge for a view. Then, Louis conducted two more flights before returning to the station.
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist’s Report, Greenhab Report, Operations Report, Photos (6-8 pics), EVA Report, EVA Request(s), Astronomy Report

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