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Crew 98 Log Book for January 15, 2011

Photos of the day





Commander's Check-In Report

Virgiliu Pop Reporting

Crew Physical Status: Excellent

Time Departed/Returned from EVA: No EVA performed today, apart from training on the ATVs.

Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results: Succesful crew handover from Crew 97.

EVA Data/Interpretations: N/A

Engineering/Hab Maintenance: As per the engineering report.

Report Transmission Schedule: Intended by 8 PM.

Plans for Tomorrow: Not entering sim yet; performing a reconaissance ATV trip.

Inventory: N/A

Support Requested: Toilet needs to be fixed.

Miscellaneous: One of the webcams was blocked -- now it works as I reset the webcam computer as per Mission Support instructions.


Commander's Report

Virgiliu Pop Reporting

First day at the MDRS for Crew 98.

We arrived at 1:30 PM at Hollow Mountain, where we rendez-vous-ed with DG, who led us to the MDRS. The crew handover went smoothly -- Crew 97 was extremely helpful.

The rest of the evening will be spent acquaiting ourselves with our home for the following two weeks.

Engineering Report

Haritina Mogosanu Reporting

Generator/Electricity:


Kitty (Diesel Generator) (Used? Yes/No):Tested startup @ 4pm


Honey (Gas Generator) (Used? Yes/No): Tested startup


Battery Charge Level: Not sure where to check and will revise the notes from today.


Notes/Comments (include how many generator runs, approximately when, and any times you needed to turn the generator on/off):


Fuel Status:


Diesel (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty): 0.5


Propane Tank (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty): 0.44


Gasoline Tank (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty): 2 containers full x 5 gallons 1 half 1 a quarter.


Notes/Comments:


Oil: not checked


Kitty Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):


Honey Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):


ATV Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):


Car Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):


Water Status:


Outside Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom): 10


Trailer Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom): less than 1/4 and frozen


Hab Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom): 10


Potable Water Meter Reading: not sure which one is -- will have to revise notes


In to GreenHab Meter Reading: same


Notes/Comments:


GreenHab:


Condition of plants in Tank 1:


Condition of plants in Tank 2:


Condition of plants in Tank 3:


Greenhab Notes/Comments: plants are very few and have some leaves dead.


Observatory:


Telescope Used? (Yes/No): Inspected Observatory to prepare for first use


Observatory Notes/Comments: Observatory in good condition, dome bolted, ok


Transportation:


Hab Car (NOT RENTAL)

Used (yes/no): No

Oil Checked (yes/no): No

Tire Status:not checked

Odometer at end of day:-

Notes/Comments on Hab Car:


ATV 1 (Opportunity):

Used: y/n y

Oil Checked: y/n n

Fuel Consumed: filled

Tire Status: not checked

Comments:


ATV 2 (Spirit): y

Used: y/n y

Oil Checked: y/n n

Fuel Consumed: replaced

Tire Status: not checked

Comments:


ATV 3 (Viking I):

Used: y/n y

Oil Checked: y/n n

Fuel Consumed: replaced

Tire Status: not checked

Comments:


ATV 4 (Viking II):

Used: y/n y

Oil Checked: y/n n

Fuel Consumed: replaced

Tire Status: not checked

Comments:


Heating and Ventilation:

Thermostat setting upstairs (Farenheit): 65

Actual temperature upstairs (Farenheit): 74


Thermostat setting downstairs (Farenheit): 55

Actual temperature downstairs (Farenheit): 58


Computers/Networking Infrastructure:


Notes/comments on internet/computers?: reset Musk computer @ 6pm after testing the generators


General Engineering Notes/Comments:

N/A


Journalist Report

Dragos Bratasanu Reporting

The day began very early at the motel in Grand Junction. Although we were very tired after the 26-hour trip and flight, our team hit the road very early.

Four of us didn't have expectations about the US since this is our first time here but the scenery was wonderful. After a few stops on the way to take pictures of the Utah desert, we arrived in Hanksville, at Hollow Mountain, an amazing gas station built in the mountain rock. D.G. was very kind and drove us to the MDRS. A few miles after we left the main road, Crew 97 were taking their last ride on the ATVs and led the way to MDRS.

All of the crew members of 97 were really wonderful people and performed a detailed training for each of us. We took a complete tour of the Hab and the astronomical observatory and a short ride on the ATVs to get used to operating them.

At the moment of writing all crew members are urgently writing their evening reports.