Archive: 13 Oct 2016
Sumo Meat Sushi
Here is a meal that will change your view of the world. It is SPAM meat meet Japanese most famous dish.
This is probably an exclusive dish never tried before today.
This dish was prepared for us by our Japanese chef Yusuke.
5 Cup of rice
6 cup of water
2 can of SPAM (we had turkey and ham)
A pinch of vegetables oil.
Step 01: Add the rice and the water in a pressure cooker until pressure is built up. Let it boil for 10-15 minutes. Then reserve in the pressure cooker for 10-15 minutes.
Step 02: Heat a non adhesive pan with vegetables oil on medium low heat.
Step 03: Crack both eggs in a bowl. Mix the white and yellow of the egg until homogeneous.
Step 04: Cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of eggs. Let it solidify, but it should not burn. The eggs should not change color, for ideal presentation. Reserve on a dish.
Step 05: Open both can of SPAM, and cut the rectangular meat into slices of about 1 cm think..
Step 06: Fry both side of the newly made slices in the pan until they start to change color.
Step 07: Take a small ball of rice and, by using your hands, shape the rice in a rectangle with a thickness about the same of the width. Make sure the the top and bottom part are as flat as possible.
Step 08: Take a small section of the egg omelet (about twice the surface of the rice), fold it in two and place it on top of the rice.
Step 09: Pour a small amount of mayonnaise on top of the egg.
Step 10: Take a slice of cook SPAM meat and place it on top of the mayonnaise cover egg.
Step 11: Repeat step 07 to 10 inclusively until you run out of SPAM or rice.
To savored this dish you don’t need to need to be a sumo wrestler nor a sushi fan. The only requirement is to want to eat rice and not be afraid to try new things.
We had a blast eating this surprising meal. It was astonishingly filling and as delicious as it looked.
Hope you will have fun sharing this meal with friends and family. Share this meal and have fun eating it. As always please try this at home.
Authored by Claude-Michel Laroche, Crew Engineer
Picture of the Day – October 13th
Science Post – October 13th
My first date with hypoliths!
By Anushree Srivastava
Girls EVA for the first time in MARS 160 mission! As halophile enthusiast, it was my first encounter with hypoliths. Anastasiya and I left no stone unturned as our objective for today’s EVA was to explore hypoliths in the vicinity of the MDRS habitat. This EVA was Anastasiya’s, who is the Crew Journalist of the MARS 160 mission, cross-training for field exploration of hypoliths. We found some amazing lush green photosynthetic organisms “resting” under the rocks!
Sol Summary – October 13th
Author: Alexandre Mangeot
UTC Date: Oct. 13th 2016
Person filling out report: Alexandre MANGEOT, CO
Summary Title: Another routine day on Mars
Mission Status: Operations are near to be nominal. Water consumption needs to be monitored because no resupply is expected for the next 20 days. Furniture are still missing but should arrive tomorrow.
Sol Activity Summary: EVA team has found hypotlith. A sample has been brought back for a first microscope observation. Field scientists are working on future activities and reports.
The current food inventory has been conducted and engineering maintenance and project have been continued.
Anomalies in work: Annalea backpack battery got quickly depleted and had to cut short her EVA.
Weather: Sunny in the morning, cloudy in the afternoon.
Crew Physical Status: No issue.
EVA: Scout for hypolith near the Hab at the road junction.
EVA Journal – October 13th
“The girls’ EVA out”
Today’s extra vehicle activity we called “The girls’ night out”, even though it is a Utah morning and we are not going shopping or dancing. Annalea, Anushree and I started our preparation. The space back pack needed the adjustments to our height. It took some time, because we need to feel as comfortable as we can to operate long hours on the field. Finally, we were ready to go for our ATV training and hypolith scouting. First, girls have to recap their knowledge on the ATV’s, make sure there is enough fuel, it is not out of service and be able to drive it confident. 20 minutes later just when we finished the training Annalea’s space suit stops giving air. She had to go back to the station and we proceeded for the microbiology life scouting.
My first master’s degree is in Space Journalism, second Bachelor’s Degree I’m getting now is Robotics, therefore I’m quite far from biology. But the crew has two talented scientists – Anushree and Jon. Just imagine how good they are to cross train the crew, if even a “blonde journalist” could pick it up fast. Yes, have a good laugh!
Yesterday I passed my mini test at geological EVA. Dr. Jon Clarke was pointing at the rock formations and asking me to describe the structure and what it tells about its history. As he said, “you are top of the class”.
Today I passed my mini biological test. Anushree Srivastava explained what is the hypolith and how we can find it. Just few minutes after we got to the spot I found my first hypolith stone and since then luck was on my side.
A few hours after we got back to the station happy, tired and full of ideas. Next month promised to be interesting: we will collect the samples and analyze them in the laboratory. Therefore, I could share more to the readers the wonders of science world.