Sol Summary Report for sol 0.1
November 1, 2017
Let the field season commence!
Shannon Rupert, MDRS Director
Mission Status: Our work party was reduced to 5 due to several people
needing to cancel at the last minute. Kay Warren is leading our
efforts, as usual, and John Stone from the San Diego Chapter, John
Lillquist who will be from Denver as of the day he leaves here! and
Kevin Seidler from Colorado Springs, who is also a new CapCOM, are on
our crew as well.
Sol Activity Summary: The day began with Kay and I coming up with a
work plan with our reduced crew. Then I had a telecon about an
upcoming visit of Survivirman to MDRS. John L and Kevin joined us
around noon and with Kay, they went to get some supplies in Loa. I
waited for John S to arrive and then he and I worked on the tunnel
repair for while. We also received many packages of equipment for the
lab and GreenHab. We plan to begin Mission Support this evening.
Look Ahead Plan: We have the following plans for the rest of the work party:
1. Repairing some unused spacesuits to send to Mission to Mars in
Colorado (a middle school learning activity)
2. Cleaning the water system and preparing it for the field season
3. Repairing the tunnel
4. Beginning work in the GreenHab
5. Clean up for Crew 182
Anomalies in work: Water heater is still broken, will be replaced on
Friday. All 5 ATVs are being serviced and are offsite.
Weather: Beautiful! Warm and breezy, but colder at night
Crew Physical Status: First day, we are good to go and not even very dirty yet.
EVA: No EVAs
Reports to be file: Sol Summary
Support Requested: Could you please send us the information you will
be sending the crew on Saturday just so everyone can see how it is
done? We could also do it tomorrow, if it’s a problem tonight. Thank