Sol Summary – April 5th

Sol: 5
Summary Title: Time to shine on Mars
Author’s name: Alba Sánchez Montalvo
Mission Status: In progress
Sol Activity Summary:
Weather forecast was horrible for today. During the morning, through the window, we could see a huge dust storm on the horizon! The girls managed to wash their hair with less than 5L of water for the 3 of them. Since the conditions were not ideal, we did not plan any EVAs for today. During the morning, we cleaned every module and worked on a mid-mission summary, to report how our experiments are advancing.

Early in the afternoon, we spent some time making different videos for our social media, our collaborations and for promoting space exploration and science. We laughed a lot behind the scenes, we are definitely not made for the camera but for drones, microscopes and research.

To finish the day, as usual, we worked on our daily reports and appreciated having more time to be relaxed and together as a team. We discussed our next steps for the weekend and had dinner together, looking forward to one more sol on Mars!

Look Ahead Plan: The EVA mission scheduled for tomorrow entails a maintenance check at the weather station to evaluate wind damage and dust formations. Following this, the crew will head north for a geological survey near Cow Dung Road 0110 and Brahe Hwy 1572, prioritizing fossil discovery while monitoring rover battery levels to stay above 50%.
Anomalies in work: none
Weather: windy during the entire day
Crew Physical Status: everyone is feeling in shape
Reports to be filed: Sol Summary, Journalist’s Report, Greenhab Report, Operations Report, Photos (6-8 pics), EVA Request(s)
Support Requested: N/A

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