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Sol Summary – November 28th

November 28, 2016

Sol Summary Report (SSR):

Sol# 66

Person filling out report: Annalea Beattie

Summary Title: Another busy day on the fingers.

Mission Status on track:


Sol Activity Summary:

This morning Jon and Yusuke took the ATVs on a four and a half hour geology and a lichen sampling EVA. They were blown away by the geology as well as the wind.  Yusuke’s dome is still in place, however (See Jon’s EVA Narrative for details). Anushree cleaned the lab, started work on spore tests and completed her contribution to the second key Mars 160 report.  She also spoke to Shannon today about protocols for halophile plating and with Alex ‘s help, tried to take high-res images of lichens at the cellular level with mixed results. Late this afternoon Yusuke processed the results of the dome project and started writing for the major report. Claude-Michel nurtured the plants and wrote his contribution to the key report as well as completed the food and engineering report. Anastasiya  wrote and wrote I wrote and wrote. Another busy day on the fingers.

There is paper work, even on Mars!


Reports Submitted to CapCom:

  1. Sol Summary- Annalea
  2. EVA Narrative- Jon
  3. Journalist report- Anastasiya
  4. Food Report- Claude-Michel
  5. Pictures -Anastasiya
  6. Photo of the Day – yes


MDRS lessons:

1) Timing is everything.

2) Just be a good Martian.


Plans for tomorrow:  Lichen and hypolith EVA

Crew Physical Status: well.

Weather: Chilly and possibly snowy.

Anomalies: no