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Sol Summary – December 7th

December 7, 2016

Sol Summary Report (SSR):


Person filling out report: Annalea Beattie

Summary Title: Our final week here at MDRS.

Mission Status: on track

Sol Activity Summary: 

As we near the end of phase one of our mission the days here at MDRS continue to be busy. We all cared for plants. Jon wrote up field notes and discussed hypoliths with Anu and cooked lunch. Anu wrote an EVA narrative and did some lab work, plus a hypolith report.

Yusuke and Claude-Michel calibrated the plants brains.

In the afternoon Yusuke worked on the 3D graphics for the hab and Claude- Michel updated his log.

Anastasiya wrote a journalist report and Russian media articles.

Alex continues to work on his spacesuit interface project as he needs to test it again here in the field before the end of the mission. This afternoon he made a mold of Anastasiya’s camera part with liquid plastic and then taught her how to use a 3D Graphic Design computer program (CAD) to make a tripod part. (Everything is breaking!) Next they will try to print it out on the 3D printer.

I cooked and did some more writing.

Tonight for dinner we have a treat from the Kyokusyoku Extreme Food Company in the form of freeze-dried salmon and deep fried eggplant from Japan.

Thank you so much Kyokusyoku. Your timing is excellent!

Last night I had a dream about an apple.

Reports Submitted to CapCom: 

  1.   Sol Summary- Annalea
  2.   EVA narrative- Anu
  3.   Pictures – Anastasiya
  4. Photos of the Day – yes

Words of Wisdom from Claude-Michel:

Did I ever tell you what a definition of insanity is? Insanity is doing the same exact thing over and over expecting things to change ( but sometimes it does! )

Plans for tomorrowOutreach EVAs and Dome EVA.

Crew Physical Status: Good

Weather: Colder and colder

Anomalies: no