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Sol Summary – December 9th

December 9, 2016

Sol Summary Report (SSR):


Person filling out report: Annalea Beattie

Summary Title: Still busy and our time here is running out

Mission Status: on track

Sol Activity Summary:

Alex, Jon and Anushree were on EVA today to the Moon  where Alex tested his spacesuit interface with mixed results. His battery ran out of power and he had to remove the helmet. Dammit. Afterwards Anu worked in the lab most of the day trying to plate halophiles but the salts wouldn’t dissolve! Jon reworked his time sheets.

Anastasiya wrote her Russian media articles and organised an IMBP Group Discussion as human factors research for us all after lunch. Yusuke helped Claude-Michel on the accuracy of the water meter and then worked on his human scale study and the lichen report but not the 3D model, no time. Claude-Michel wrote the final engineering report for this mission. I also wrote – for next week, some notes for the final Mars 160 report and to you . Yoga – but we were a bit tired after a solid day’s work . Gradually we are getting through all the jobs to do before the end of the mission next week.

Early night. Over and out.


Reports Submitted to CapCom:

  1.   Sol Summary- Annalea
  2.   EVA narrative- Jon
  3.   Time Lapse Dome Report- Yusuke
  4. Pictures – Anastasiya
  5. Photos of the Day – yes


MDRS lessons for today

As soon as you stop, its over.


Plans for tomorrow: Cleaning up

Crew Physical Status: Excellent

Weather: chilly

Anomalies: no