Sol Summary – April 07th

Crew 191 Sol Summary Report
07 Apr 2018

Sol 14

Summary Title:
Cleaning and taking the HAB over to following crew
Miho Tsukishiro (XO)

Mission Status:

Sol Activity Summary:
7:20 Breakfast
7:45 Briefing
9:00 EVA #17 The additional EVA (just for TV broadcasting)
13:00 Welcoming crew192
13:30 Lunch
14:00 Cleaning & Transportation of Water from Hollow Mountain
18:00 Gathering reports
19:00 CapCom

Look Ahead Plan:
leaving MDRS

Anomalies in work:

Cloudy. Mild winds.

Crew Physical Status:


Reports to be file:
– SOL Summary Report
– Engineer Report
– GreenHab Report
– Photo Report with Description

Support Requested:

Journalist Report – April 06th


6th, April 2018 MDRS time

河村信(クルージャーナリスト) Makoto Kawamura – crew journalist

本日Sol 13の昼下がり、その時はやってきました。

Greenhab Report – April 06th

GreenHab Report
Kai Takeda
6 APR 2018

Environmental control: (Choose which of the following is appropriate and explain further if needed)

Ambient with window/door open
Shade cloth on
Fan on(13:30~17:15)

Average temperatures: 26.2℃
Low 14.6℃
High 41.7℃

Hours of supplemental light: None

Changes to crops: None

Daily water usage for crops: 7gal

Time(s) of watering for crops: twice

Moringa research observations: None

Changes to research plants: No

Aquaponics: None

Narrative: I will write report about “PLANT DAY” afterward.

Support/supplies needed: None

Operations Report – April 06th

Crew 191 Operations Report 04/06/2018

SOL: 13

Name of person filing report: Wataru Okamoto

Non-nominal systems: Solar system, Water Tank

Notes on non-nominal systems: Solar system seems normal operating. We attach SOL13 parameter. We take care of water system.

Generator (hours run): 15.5hours

Solar SOC 67% (Before generator is run at night)

Diesel 90%

Propane 70psi.

Ethanol Free Gasoline (5 Gallon containers for ATV) ? – gallons.

Water (trailer) – %

Water (static) 20%

Trailer to Static Pump used ? Yes

Water (loft) Static to Loft Pump used Yes

Water Meter: 133158.2
Toilet tank emptied: No

ATV’s Used: (Honda, 300, 350.1, 350.2, 350.3) –

Oil Added –

ATV Fuel Used:
Hours the ATVs were Used today: –

Notes on ATVs:

Deimos rover used: Yes
Hours: 118.6h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 99%
Currently charging: plugged

Sojourner rover used: ASSIGNED TO DIRECTOR
Beginning charge:
Ending charge:
Currently charging:

Spirit rover used: Yes
Hours: 30.4h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 98%
Currently charging:

Opportunity rover used: –
Hours: 28.8h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: %
Currently charging:

Curiosity rover used: Yes
Hours: 25.0h
Beginning charge: 100%
Ending charge: 97%
Currently charging: plugged

HabCar used and why, where? We went to Hanksville. Because water supply.

General notes and comments: Solar system seems normal operating. We attach SOL13 parameter.

Summary of internet: No problem

Summary of suits and radios: 5 charger of the backpack out of order.

Summary of Hab operations: We supply the black tank 20%. The fluorescent light on the first floor near the stairs blinking.

Summary of GreenHab operations: No problem

Summary of ScienceDome operations: Only use checking the solar system.

Summary of RAMM operations: No problem

Summary of health and safety issues: No problem

Questions, concerns and requests to Mission Support: We need two fluorescent light.



EVA Report – April 06th

EVA Report

EVA #16 – 6 Apr 2018 – Sol13
Crew members: Yusuke Murakami (EVA leader), Miho Tsukishiro, Fumiei Morisawa, Kai Takeda (HABCOM)

– Operational check
– Scouting EVA by the Officers
– The SIM finish ceremony of Crew191

10:18 – Entering into the airlock
10:21 – Depressurize finish, Operational check
10:29 – EVA start
13:02 – Put the HABCOM Radio into the Airlock
13:04 – Depressurize start of the Airlock
13:07 – Depressurize finish, Switch the HABCOM to EVA team
13:12 – Pressurize start of the Airlock
13:15 – Pressurize finish, HAB Crew entering into the Airlock
13:19 – Pressurize start of MARS
13:22 – Back to the Earth: Our SIM finish

Today’s EVA is a kind of a party given in appreciation of the our officers of Crew191 (Miho, Fumiei) service from the commander (Yusuke). Because Miho and Fumiei have withstood heavy pressure during this mission. Their expressions showed that this EVA will be a pleasant memory for the officers and of course for the commander. Yusuke was beside oneself with taking a officers’ picture with his camera. Their expression was so beautiful. After the EVA, we performed an closing ceremony of our SIM. Please read the operations above, then you could imagine our tricks!! We are all safely back to the Earth.

– Spirit (Miho), Curiosity (Yusuke), Deimos (Fumiei)

Crew Photos – April 06th

SOL Essay (Photo Description)
06 Apr 2018

Sol 13
Miho Tsukishiro (XO)

Today was the day, we have finished our simulation on Mars!
In the morning the last EVA was done with all officers and the youngest member of us Kai Takeda took on the role of HabCom. Actually, the EVA was as a “reward” for the officers from our commander. So we went a bit far away from the HAB and took many pleasant photos there!
As soon as the EVA finished, we had a closing ceremony of our SIM, also with our non-human crews. They were always a big relief for us.
Last of all, thank you so much Mission Support Team! We owe our achievement entirely to your kind support.

Sol Summary – April 06th

Crew 191 Sol Summary Report
06 Apr 2018

Sol 13

Summary Title:
The last EVA and Breaking SIM!
Miho Tsukishiro (XO)

Mission Status:
finish simulation

Sol Activity Summary:
7:00 Breakfast
7:30 Briefing
10:00 EVA #16 The last EVA (leader: Yusuke Murakami, Miho Tsukishiro, Fumiei Morisawa) Habcom: Kai Takeda
13:00 Breaking SIM
15:00 Transportation of Water from Hollow Mountain
18:00 Gathering reports
19:00 CapCom

Look Ahead Plan:
additional EVA for TV broadcasting in Japan

Anomalies in work:

Cloudy. Mild winds.

Crew Physical Status:

See EVA Report.

Reports to be file:
– SOL Summary Report
– Engineer Report
– GreenHab Report
– Photo Report with Description
– EVA Report
– EVA Request
– Final Report
– Food Inventory

Support Requested:

Journalist Report – Mar 29th

29th March 2018
Journalist Report

Makoto Kawamura

Three days since door has been closed.
This means that it has been three days since I could see the outside world directly. In the habitat base, it is through the window and the view is from the helmet if I wear the EVA (extra-vehicular activity) suit.
Mars is not an environment which allows the human body to feel its atmosphere directly. When I go to EVA, I am unable to do everything I could do. First of all, I cannot touch my face. I cannot blow my nose while in EVA as well. Even if I have seen this graceful view of the scene, I do not have the full-option to explain about my feeling. I cannot see the display on the camera and I feel it is difficult to manipulate my camera. Before coming here, I tried to carefully select my instruments. However, the freedom of the real world is far away from what I thought.
Important life material such as electricity, water, garbage, communication, even some daily material can turn our life to be deadly such as passing to the tunnel to the dark world step by step. This time that I cannot see the outside of the world is enough to feel that I am living in the different world right now.
This is, at the same time, that our team, Crew191, is trying to simulate being on Mars right now. From waking up in the morning to going to bed, we are attempting to spend a day on Mars honestly. That is why we have actively discussed the mission with each other and sometimes we have impoliteness while in the discussion. Even myself, I am surprised that I am changed by only closing door and this environment in the center of a desert. When humans reach Mars, the situation faced by us is going to be happening and I am sure that there is a someone who would like to report life on Mars in the next several years or decades, could be several centuries later.
When a journalist gets to Mars, what is going to be asked? And what should record? Although it is about a week to be a crew 191 member as well as life at the MDRS, I think that I should get back to regular life which is not inside of a box as much as I can.
Winds with sand are hitting our white dome when I see the outside through the window.
I think that the view of red desert and rocks through the window is the space that reminded me the opinion as well.

EVA Report – April 05th

EVA Report

EVA – 5 Apr 2018 – Sol12
Crew members: Wataru Okamoto (EVA leader) ,Yusuke Murakami, Fumiei Morisawa (HABCOM)

Objectives: 3 dimension survey

9:57 – Depressurize start
9:59 – Depressurize abort finish
10:01 – Re-Pressurize finish
10:07 – Depressurize start
10:10 – Depressurize start of the Airlock of RAM
10:11- EVA start
11:08 – Drone operation is finished
11:20 – Pressurize start
11:23 – Pressurize finished

Destination: Hab Area

Today we made 3 dimension model survey around the HAB. We flew the drone. We flew out of the prohibited area from the Hanksvill airport. Home position of Drone was on the hill behind the RAMM. We test basic mode at the beginning. After that we accomplished 3 dimension survey twice.


Commander Report – March 27th

March 28, 2018
Crew 191 Commander Report 27 March 2018
27 MAR 2018 – Sol3 – Commander Report

Our “earnest Mars play” has finally begun. Speaking of exaggerations, Mars may be a symbol of our curiosity. At the same time, the journey to Mars is also associated with great risk. “Every single aspect of space is conspiring at every moment to pretty much kill humans,” is how one Indian space architect phrased it. It is impossible for us to control Mars. While balancing curiosity and risk, we must carefully move one step at a time. A road without retreat will never allow progress. Here’s where MDRS (Mars Desert Research Station) is, where people with a serious and playful spirit gather together to dream of the future.

Everyone in this life may be imagining a life of “surviving,” as typified by the word “survival.” This is certainly a concern, but as the scale of time spent on Mars increases from “staying” to “living” in a manned Mars mission over the years, it is more a matter of “living” than “surviving.” Real feelings “become more important. It might be a matter of the willingness to be tested in terms of survival, but the ability to live with roots is actually a reliable and predicatable mood. In a tension-forced life, negative feelings easily emerge. “I am OK with myself” does not pass. One absolutely cannot say “Because this is the earth.”
I think that it is my role, as the captain, to make the crews to forget that this place is the earth.
Be curious, Ad Astra, and safe return.

Crew 191 Team Asia Commander Yusuke Murakami