Greetings Mission Support,
Commander Report Crew 166:
Earth date: 27/03/16
This night it was planned to try the spectrometers. As the Moon is
more present before sunrise, the astronomer and I woke up at 05:00 am.
Unfortunately the sky was cloudy at that time. We tried the experiment
during the day. We finally succeeded in placing the adaptation piece at
the telescope extremity. We observed the blue sky by taking care to
not being close of the sun. It was a great success and the astronomer
is impatient to try it by clear night.
Before lunch, we made the list of all the food that we have in
storage. As we didn’t receive the new kind of list to encode it we
used the list that crew 165 gave to us. The Excel document that we
made is attached. The data which concern us are on the third page, the
one named 166 MidRotation.
The today EVA wasn’t really used for an experiment. We took our time
to visit the top of the cliff near the HAB. It was really beautiful
and we had a nice view of the area near the HAB. This afternoon was
quite hot and we made some efforts to climb. I decided to make the EVA
a bit shorter than expected to allow us drinking water and prevent us
from a small dehydration.
During our trip, we went near two emitters placed by Gregory and they
performed well. Bertrand tried to use his relay but the receptor in
the HAB was off.
Tomorrow, Julie will take her last samples for her experiment. Indeed,
she needs some days to obtain results. The weather forecast for the
coming nights doesn’t look really good. As we absolutely need data for
the astronomical experiment, we will wake up during the night and hope
for some clear sky.
From Crew 166; MDRS Martian Outpost