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Greetings Mission Support,
Commander Report Crew 166:
Mathieu Roiseux
Sol 8
Earth date: 28/03/16

Today the EVA team decided to wake up earlier to go out at 08:00 am.
They went in approximately the same direction as yesterday. They
climbed the cliff near the place where we stopped and went farther. This
time, the crew geologist was part of the journey. He tried a new way
to save the data collected by the altimeter in order to increase the
number of points measured.

The afternoon was long and nothing special happened. The journalist
wasn’t feeling good this day and she needs to rest. It’s the reason
why she makes a different kind of report today. I will make the dinner
with her and I hope that this activity and good food will give her

We received a package of food coming from Earth. It contained some
vegetables, pasta, pancake mix and other tasty things.

Concerning the experiments, the spectroscopy gave its first results.
The blue sky give data close to what it was expected. However, when
the sun goes below the horizon, Jupiter and Sirius don’t give their
spectrum easily. We obtained saturation in the near infrared region and
something closer to noise than the curve that we were thinking to
obtain. As usual, the astronomer woke up at 05:00 am with the hope to
observe with a nice sky. Unfortunately the clouds that we observed
all the day long were already present. The last samples for the
microbiological experiment were collected and the crew biologist will
continue the job in the laboratory. The telecommunication experiment
suffered again from a bad connection with the antenna’s wire.

From Crew 166; MDRS Martian Outpost
Crew Commander
Semper Altius