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Sol Summary – December 5th

December 5, 2016

Sol Summary Report (SSR):


Person filling out report: Annalea Beattie

Summary Title: Another Busy Sol!

Mission Status on track:

Sol Activity Summary:


Sol # 73 and we are a week away from the end of the mission.

Writing for me today as I finished my article on extremophile Yusuke and his great architectural dome project. This morning we tidied up a few stray ends with the writing, chose the photos and sent it Shannon for review.

Claude-Michel worked on the plants, pumped water and wrote reports.

Yusuke continued work on his 3D model of the hab after measuring every length and breadth of our home. Jon cooked lunch. Anu cleaned glassware, checked halophile plates and did some lab work. She is now writing the halophile plating report.

Anastasiya spent time in the lab, did some filming and wrote journalists reports.

On the EVA today Jon and Alex tested Alex’s project, the SSUIt (Space Suit User Interface) and Jerry the pack rat was released to the dry creek bed.

Please see today’s photo report for touching images of Jerry 4 leaving his cage and scampering off into the scrub.


Reports Submitted to CapCom:

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


Words of wisdom today from Anu:

When you love your work, it’s effortless.

Plans for tomorrow: EVAs tomorrow (gypsum and field drawing tests) plus IMBP tests

Crew Physical Status: Surprisingly excellent.

Weather: Still cold

Anomalies: Another Jerry packrat was caught early this morning.

They do all look the same. We imagine they are related.