Sol Summary – May 5th

Crew 235 Sol Summary Report 05-May-2021

Sol: 3

Summary Title: Rocks and Rockets!

Author’s name: Atila Meszaros

Mission Status: Crew Biologist

Sol Activity Summary:

We continued or geology hunting as EVA team #1 and #2 went South and reached the 1101 road to collect granite, lava in its different color variation, asphalt, devil’s toenail, and more to be analyzed by our expert, Dr. Shannon Rupert.

The first EVA encountered a small incident (check the EVA report for full explanation), but we are very close to finishing our geology hunt and gathering.

After lunch, we decided to start building our rockets and launching system for tomorrow’s project! Jennifer and Krysta are making dinner as we prepare the reports and get ready for a great night trying new activities and games.

Look Ahead Plan: Rock hunting EVAs in the morning, rocket launching, and going out of sim!

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Fully sunny, but with a great temperature throughout the day.

Crew Physical Status: Healthy. Finally learned how to work with dehydrated food and happy with the great meals and bread.

EVA: Tomorrow EVAs #5 and #6

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Crew Journalist

Support Requested: Nothing to report.

Sol Summary #2 – May 4th

Crew 235 Sol Summary Report 04-May-2021

Sol: 2

Summary Title: Jurassic Hunting

Author’s name: Atila Meszaros

Mission Status: Crew Biologist

Sol Activity Summary:

Finally on Mars! It’s been quite a while for some of us: our Commander’s last mission and mine was the last cohort for the Spaceward Bound in 2019, and after more than a year and a half, it feels wonderful to be back to Sim. Today was our first day in Sim. After a wonderful Geology lesson class from Dr. Rupert, we suited up and embarked to our destination to hunt petrified wood in the southern region of the Kissing Camels, a late Jurassic deposit. After our two successful EVAs, we did a small rock show between each other to see our bounties. We are preparing dinner and getting ready for a lovely night.

Look Ahead Plan: Our geology hunting will get more in-depth. Will visit two new sites to find a series of different rock samples. We would get into some hardcore Lego building and more teambuilding activities.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Fully sunny, but with a great temperature throughout the day.

Crew Physical Status: Everyone is healthy, hydrating, and eating pretty good.

EVA: Tomorrow EVA #4 and EVA #5 to continue or geology hunting!

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Crew Journalist

Support Requested: Nothing to report.

Sol Summary – May 3rd

Crew 235 Sol Summary Report 03-May-2021

Sol: 1

Summary Title: Mars needs Teachers

Author’s name: Atila Meszaros

Mission Status: Crew Biologist

Sol Activity Summary:

After breakfast, we started our tour around the station, showing all the facilities and all the systems. We started our ATV and rover training after visiting the RAM, and everyone got the chance to pick their chosen mode of transportation on Mars for our future EVAs. After learning about radio and suits operations, we got to do a pre-mission EVAs to Pooh’s corner to decide if we were going to do a full simulation or semi-sim: we drive Percy and our two ATVs, walk for around 10 minutes and collect some rock and mineral samples to try all the mobility on the suits. After a conversation with the crew, we decided to do full-sim EVAs until the end of the mission, and I couldn’t be happier.

We started the microbiology project after lunch. We are going to sample very exciting locations around the station and figure out which bacteria live amongst us! While we were preparing the agar, we did some EVA debriefing and discussed our mission.

We are all sitting together in the upper deck writing the reports and getting ready to close the day!

Look Ahead Plan: The first day on Sim waking up on Mars! Geology class during the morning to prepare for our rock hunting EVAs. Finalizing mission patch and team building activities.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Pretty amazing. Partially cloudy and a very comfortable temperature.

Crew Physical Status: Healthy and excited!

EVA: EVA #2 and EVA #3 for rock hunting.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Report, EVA Request, Crew Journalist

Support Requested: Nothing for tonight.

Sol Summary Report Apr 23rd

Crew 245 Sol Summary Report 23APR2021

Sol: 13

Summary Title: Last Day on Mars

Author’s name: Shayna Hume

Mission Status: Executive Officer

Sol Activity Summary:

· 08:30-09:30: Misc. breakfast and briefing

· 09:30-10:00: Prepare for EVA.

· 10:00-12:00: EVA. (ended an hour short) Those in the hab worked on final video recordings and science.

· 12:00-13:30: Lunch!

· 13:30-18:00: Cleaning the hab and wrapping up science!

· 18:00-19:00: Dinner & wrap up reports.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow morning we intend to exit sim soon after we wake up and conduct the check-out process to head to Grand Junction.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Nominal.

Crew Physical Status: No issues.

EVA: EVA #12 report coming in.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Report, GreenHab Report

Support Requested: n/a

Sol Summary – April 22nd

Crew 245 Sol Summary Report 22-04-2021

Sol: 12

Summary Title: Final Steps Outside the Hab

Author’s name: Shayna Hume

Mission Status: Executive Officer

Sol Activity Summary:

· 08:30-09:30: Misc. breakfast and briefing

· 09:30-10:00: Prepare for EVA.

· 10:00-12:00: EVA.

· 12:00-13:30: Lunch!

· 13:30-18:00: Misc. tasks. Videos were taken of crew members explaining their experiments. Interviews were done for the post-mission mockumentary. Final soil samples were analyzed. Parts of the Hab were cleaned in preparation for checkout at the end of the mission.

· 18:00-19:00: Dinner

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we intend to spend the morning wrapping up a majority of our research tasks, while in the afternoon we intend to record some media for our mockumentary and spend several hours cleaning in preparation for the mission checkout.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Nominal.

Crew Physical Status: No issues.

EVA: EVA #11 report coming in.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Report, GreenHab Report

Support Requested: n/a

Shayna Hume, Executive Officer
Red Planet People – MDRS Crew 245 "Team Patamars"
To Mars and Beyond – For All!

Sol Summary Report Apr 21st

Crew 245 Sol Summary Report 21APR2021

Sol: 11

Summary Title: Approaching the Finish Line

Author’s name: Shayna Hume

Mission Status: Executive Officer

Sol Activity Summary:

· 08:30-09:30: Misc. breakfast and briefing

· 09:30-10:00: Prepare for EVA.

· 10:00-14:00: EVA.

· 14:00-15:00: Lunch! Jambalaya.

· 15:00-18:00: Separate science activities & rest time.

· 18:00-18:30: Crew Photos.

· 18:30-20:00: Dinner.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we have the final EVA of the mission – Crew #2.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Nominal.

Crew Physical Status: No issues.

EVA: EVA #10 report coming in.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Request, EVA Report

Support Requested: n/a

Sol Summary – April 17th

Crew 245 Sol Summary Report 17-04-2021

Sol: 7

Summary Title: Twin EVA’s

Author’s name: Shayna Hume

Mission Status: Executive Officer

Sol Activity Summary:

· 07:30-08:30: Misc. breakfast with music while getting ready for EVA’s.

· 08:30-09:00: EVA Checklist.

· 09:00: Finish 5 minutes in airlock and EVA Crew #2 began EVA.

· 09:05-11:30: EVA went as planned.

· 11:30-12:00: Crew debrief.

· 12:30-12:35: Finish 5 minutes in airlock and EVA Crew #1 began EVA.

· 12:35-15:30: EVA went as planned.

· 15:30-17:30: Small science study checks and report writing.

· 17:30-18:30: Making lentil curry for dinner!

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow no EVA’s, but instead a focus on science and life in the hab!

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Nominal.

Crew Physical Status: No issues.

EVA: EVA #6-7. Reports incoming.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Report

Support Requested: n/a

Shayna Hume, Executive Officer
Red Planet People – MDRS Crew 245 "Team Patamars"To Mars and Beyond – For All!
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Sol Summary – April 20th

Crew 245 Sol Summary Report 20-04-2021

Sol: 10

Summary Title: Back to the (Martian) Grind

Author’s name: Shayna Hume

Mission Status: Executive Officer

Sol Activity Summary:

· 08:30-09:30: Misc. breakfast and briefing

· 09:30-11:30: Science & study work in different areas.

· 11:30-11:50: Mini-lunch.

· 11:50-12:15: Preparing for EVA

· 12:15-15:45: Team out on EVA! Misc. work in Hab.

· 15:45-18:00: Separate work.

· 18:00-19:00: Dinner!

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we have an EVA back to just south of Robert’s Rock Garden for Crew #1.

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Nominal.

Crew Physical Status: No issues.

EVA: EVA #9 report coming in.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Request, EVA Report

Support Requested: n/a

Shayna Hume, Executive Officer
Red Planet People – MDRS Crew 245 "Team Patamars"To Mars and Beyond – For All!

Sol Summary #9 – April 19th

Crew 245 Sol Summary Report 19-04-2021

Sol: 9

Summary Title: The Day of “Rest”

Author’s name: Shayna Hume

Mission Status: Executive Officer

Sol Activity Summary:

· 09:00-11:00: Pancakes and hanging out while slowly briefing for what’s needed today.

· 11:30-13:30: Crew split to work on different items around the Hab.

· 13:30-14:30: Lunch together!

· 14:30-15:30: Working on separate projects around the Hab.

· 15:30-17:30: Recording all footage/photos needed for STEM outreach and for our mockumentary!

· 17:30-19:00: Dinner! We recorded dinner as we cooked it this time.

· 19:00 on: Free time? Weird…

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow we have an EVA to the north region for the first time for crew #2!

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Windy! We stayed in for a good reason.

Crew Physical Status: No issues.

EVA: None

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Request

Support Requested: n/a

Sol Summary – April 18th

Crew 245 Sol Summary Report 18-04-2021

Sol: 8

Summary Title: A Sol in the Life

Author’s name: Shayna Hume

Mission Status: Executive Officer

Sol Activity Summary:

· 08:00-09:30: Pancakes with music while getting ready for EVA’s.

· 09:30-10:30: EVA Checklist and moving into airlock.

· 10:35: Finish 5 minutes in airlock and EVA Crew #2 began EVA.

· 10:35-13:30: Crew #1 out on EVA.

· 13:30-14:00: Crew debrief.

· 14:00-15:30: Lunch and discussion over lessons learnt so far from analog astronaut missions.

· 15:30-17:30: Science and misc.

· 17:30-18:30: Cooking and recording making pizza!

· 18:30 on: Time off of working on mission items! This is our Friday since tomorrow is a day off of EVA’s and entirely to science.

Look Ahead Plan: Tomorrow no EVA’s, but instead a focus on science and life in the hab!

Anomalies in work: None.

Weather: Nominal.

Crew Physical Status: No issues.

EVA: EVA #8. Report incoming.

Reports to be filed: Operations Report, EVA Report

Support Requested: n/a