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Crew 98 Log Book for January 27, 2011

Photos of the day

Commander's Check-In Report

Virgiliu Pop Reporting

Crew Physical Status: Excellent

Time Departed/Returned from EVA: -

Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results: -

EVA Data/Interpretations: -

Engineering/Hab Maintenance: -

Report Transmission Schedule: Intended by 8 PM.

Plans for Tomorrow: Last day of sim - we will finish the solar clock.

Inventory: Motorola radio not found as yet. We will order a replacement.

Support Requested: -

Miscellaneous: -

Commander's Report

Virgiliu Pop Reporting

At the time the commander is writing this report, Haritina is preparing to fix the telescope; being an astronomer is a fulfilling, yet demanding job.

The same Haritina woke up this morning to give an interview to Radio New Zealand. Romanian she may be, yet she is also a New Zealand citizen, and she is preparing to lead the first antipodean mission to the MDRS - KiwiMars. Stand-by for the first Hakka performed on Mars!

As the interview was done out-of-sim - we could not afford the 20-minute time-lag between the Earth and Mars- we decided to take a break from sim - all except Iulia - and take the pressurized rover to Earth - not that very far away though.

We are now back on Mars, and tomorrow morning we will begin our last sim day, finishing the building of the solar clock.

Engineering Report

Haritina Mogosanu Reporting


Kitty (Diesel Generator) (Used? Yes/No): yes

Honey (Gas Generator) (Used? Yes/No): no

Battery Charge Level:?

29.5 V everstart

34.1 V armor plate

40.3 V green

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

1 generator run all day OK

Fuel Status:

Diesel (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty):1/2

Propane Tank (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty):27%

Gasoline Tank (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty):1 containers 3/4 x 5 gallons


Oil: not checked DG said to leave it on him

Kitty Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):2.5 gal

Honey Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):3 gal

ATV Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):on the engineering work bench

2 x 946 ml

Car Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage):where is it?

Water Status:

Outside Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom): 8

Trailer Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom): 4/5

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

Potable Water Meter Reading: 413545



Condition of plants in Tank 1: plants dead

Condition of plants in Tank 2: duckweed is coming up strongly

Condition of plants in Tank 3: improving

Greenhab notes/ comments:


Telescope Used? (Yes/no) yes

Observatory Notes:



Used (yes/no):Yes

Oil Checked (yes/no):No

Tire Status:not checked

Odometer at end of day:-123514

Notes/Comments on Hab Car:

ATV 1 (Opportunity):

Used: y/n n

Oil Checked: y/n n

Fuel Consumed: filled

Tire Status: not checked


ATV 2 (Spirit):

Used: y/n n

Oil Checked: y/n n

Fuel Consumed:replaced

Tire Status: not checked


ATV 3 (Viking I):

Used: y/n n

Oil Checked: y/n n

Fuel Consumed: replaced

Tire Status: not checked


ATV 4 (Viking II):

Used: y/n n

Oil Checked: y/n y

Fuel Consumed: replaced

Tire Status: not checked


Heating and Ventilation:

Thermostat setting upstairs (Farenheit): 67

Actual temperature upstairs (Farenheit): 74

Thermostat setting downstairs (Farenheit): 55

Actual temperature downstairs (Farenheit): 64

Computers/Networking Infrastructure:

Notes/comments on internet/computers?: ok

General Engineering

1. Notes/Comments:

Cook's Report

Virgiliu Pop Reporting

1a) Today was

- an out-of-sim day.

1b) Was today a special day celebrated at the main meal with special food or activity?

- No.

2) List the foods served at today's main meal (usually the evening meal), giving full names of each.

- Morning meal: Various: bread with nutella for some; bacon with mustard for the Captain, with porridge

- Lunch: Rehydrated potato soup for Iulia; the rest of the crew went out-of-sim and had some Subway sandwiches.

- Evening meal: Rehydrated potato soup for most of the crew; the Commander nursed his belly with chili and beans out of a can.

3) List any main meal foods not finished by the crew - None

4) Recipes for anything more complicated than following package directions exactly, or rehydrating.

- Not applicable

5) Comments/questions for the food study investigators

- A more thorough inventory will be performed prior to our leaving the hab. The commander calls now his belly "Enchiladus' - from Enchiladas and the satellite Enceladus, because it seems to have its own gravitational fie