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Sol Summary – November 22nd

November 22, 2016

Sol Summary Report (SSR)
Sol# 60

Person filling out report: Annalea Beattie

Summary Title: Waiting for the Mud to Dry.

Mission Status: On track (apart from bad weather)

Sol Activity Summary:

Out of the window with anticipation we saw DG arrive with his truck and our new water tank and then after a couple of wheelies in the mud, he left the tank by the laboratory. It was impossible to get near us because of the mud. He will return tomorrow.

Close but no cigar.

We began with plant care for all. I am monitoring my tomatoes and we have grown a little closer now they have begun to flower. The green algae on the pebbles is disappointing though even though I remove it every day and spray it with weak peroxide. But the spring onions are alive and well and I am not leaving this mission until I get tomato salad.

Today we all did our human factors testing for the Russian Institute of Biomedical Problems and then the weekly diary to Polina.

Claude- Michel worked on smartpots all day. Anu and Anastasiya processed samples in the lab. Yususke worked on gardening, then concentrated on food analysis and the inventory, Alex worked on the Commander’s Report. I wrote up my field notes from last week’s Drawing the Quadrat Test. Jon cooked lunch and worked on EVA plans for the next few weeks. Yoga – see Anomalies. We are still eating my fantastic birthday cake.

Reports Submitted to CapCom:

  1. Sol Summary- Annalea
  2. Anu- Science Report
  3. Yusuke- EVA -Plan of Dome Project
  4. Commander Report- Alex
  5. Pictures – Anastasiya
  6. Photo of the Day – yes

MDRS lessons:  Keep out of the mud.

Plans for tomorrow: EVAs planned. Let’s hope the weather improves, fingers crossed.

Crew Physical Status:  Very well.

Weather: Drying out? Maybe.

Anomalies: I did the splits and Anastasiya did ten pushups.