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1210-XOReport

SOL: 11

12/10/2015 / Thu

HSO Philippe A. Souvestre

 

Second in Command: Nicholas Ip Jewell

Summary Title

 

Art and culture celebrate exploratory life

 

 

MISSION  STATUS: 

Overall, Mission status is evolving well as planned.

 

Morning briefings focused on 

1.       Extensive EVA sortie planned this morning

2.       Ongoing pre-pilot exploratory biomedical feasibility evaluations

3.       Initiating two new short term  pre-pilot exploratory biomedical feasibility evaluations

 

Mission planning for the day re

 

1.       0800 - Breakfast/Crew tasks and duties 

2.       Water system Logistics status review re crew showers, dish washing, loft tank maintenance

3.       EVA 9 of the day led by Emmy Ip Jewell with Nicholas Ip Jewell and Philippe Souvestre

4.       0955 – EVA 9 donning

5.       1018/1223 – EVA 9 sortie/airlock time logs/2hr 5min long including besides initial daily engineering checks a technical human factor and performance feasibility evaluation of a  3 km+ hill gradient hiking exploratory mission operated from HAB with very effective EVA/HABCOM radio control routine

6.       1255 – Lunch time with post-EVA debrief

=>  A festive celebration lunch menu was devised by our XO

7.       1330 – 1400 – Checkpoint on timing/execution/arrangement of planned research projects and studies

8.       1400 to 1700 –Crew working time on misc. personal mission tasks and other matters

9.       1730 – Crew Reports writing

10.    1815 – 1845 – Dinner time and social time

11.    1900 – 2100 – CAPCOM time window

12.    2100 – 2130 – Crew group meditation/yoga planned after CAPCOM tonight

 

Mission planning for the week re

Continued review and further completion of planned preliminary and IRB submission pilot projects

 

Mission planning for the remaining time of the mission

1.       Continued review and further ad hoc arrangement of planned pre-IRB and IRB submission pilot projects

2.       Creative crew brainstorming and group reflection schedule implementation

 

SIM HAB and Crew preparedness, activities, and actions went well as expected.

 

SOL  ACTIVITY   SUMMARY:

1.       Post-breakfast crew comprehensive discussion on further evaluations and research outcomes and novel research ideas  to be potentially selected for IRB submission regarding future expeditions at MDRS

2.       Very successful 1.5 km+ radius [from HAB] hiking exploratory mission operated from HAB with very efficient EVA/HABCOM radio control routine

3.       Mars exploration life celebration with outstandingly creative lunch menu

4.       Post-lunch crew comprehensive discussion on further evaluations and research outcomes and novel research ideas  to be potentially selected for IRB submission regarding future expeditions at MDRS

5.       Further implementation of three pre-pilot preliminary feasibility evaluations

 

Look Ahead Plan:

 

1.       How are you going to follow up? 

As always, daily systematic checks were planned ahead of time regarding maintenance and logistics routines as well as pre-pilot studies completion status and further organization.  We abide by the timelines as we planned them. Furthermore, crew has begun to identify future potential extensions of the current works. 

 

2.       What is the plan for tomorrow?

1.       SOL 12 will be dedicated to expanding on combining filming and geological investigation during the planned EVA 10 in a selection of different but characteristic terrains. 

2.       EVA 10 will be set as a more complex and flexible operational demo platform in order to allow the above objectives 

3.       Current pre-pilot sleep feasibility evaluation [last session] will be again further geared towards crew sleep optimization.

 

Anomalies and any problems in work:  

None

 

Weather: Dry cold, no wind, clear sunny high overcast skies. No ice and no snow on ground.

Crew Physical Status: Everyone is in excellent health and still demonstrates first-rate morale at mid -Mission.

HSO reports a very light incidental crew’s leg bruise from sliding in lower stairway

EVA: where did you go?

Morning EVA 8 crew spent about 2 hours to perform a long range exploratory sortie combining ATV and walk in the NE sector within 3 km mile radius from HAB.


Reports to be filed:
Commander

Engineer

Journalist

EVA request

Daily Summary Report

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