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Crew #108 Log Book for December 14, 2011

Photos of the day





Commander's Check-In Report

Date and time: 

14 December 2011

Written by: 

Charlotte Poupon, Crew 108, Commander

Crew Physical Status:

5 healthy crew members

Time Departed/Returned from EVA:

EVA # 20 from 09:22 to 12:37
EVA # 21 from 13:10 to 14:45

Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results:

Not applicable

EVA Data/Interpretations:

Not applicable

Engineering/Hab Maintenance:

Engineers start to fix up the damaged breathing gear.

Report Transmission Schedule:

All reports by 22:00.

Plans for Tomorrow:

New measures of light

Inventory:

Not applicable

Support Requested:

Not applicable

Miscellaneous:

Commander's Report

Date and time:

14 December 2011

Written by:

Charlotte Poupon, Crew 108, Commander


Today was or last cooking day for the rotation an it was a kind of over-cooking day.

Usha delighted with breakfast muffins. Later she baked bread and in the afternoon she helped for a pesto-cheese-nuts bread.

Watching the night film, we'll have brownies.

Pesto-cheese-nuts bread will be documented in a specific report.

EVA 20 Report

Date and time:

14 December 2011

Written by: 

Michael LeClair

Crew Members: 

Michael LeClair (Geologist), Usha Lingappa (Astrobiologist)

Time: 

09:22 – 12:37

- Depressurization: 09:22 – 09:27

- Only stop at eastern terminus of Sagan Street at 11:49

- Repressurization: 12:32 – 12:37

Site Location: Factory Bench

Transit Mode: ATV

Objective: Round-robin. Navigate to Factory Bench via Brahe and Copernicus Highway in low-visibility and wet and muddy conditions.

Results:

Visibility was as low as 300 ft, but did improve on return voyage. Wet exposed clay sediments -especially on the descent down from Radio Ridge on Sagan Street- proved challenging on ATVs.

Lessons Learned: 

Wet snow on exposed clay sediments poses real risk of slipping to ATV ops. Vegetation and a years’ worth of erosion can make even established, often-travelled trails difficult to locate for first rotation crews.

EVA 21 Report

Date and time: 

14 December 2011

Written by: 

Michael LeClair

Crew Members: Michael LeClair (Geologist), Mike Lotto (Engineer), Ashley Dale (Engineer)

Time: 13:10 – 14:47

- Depressurization: 13:10 – 13:15

- Farthest point at Kap Austro Mars

- Repressurization: 14:42 – 14:47

Site Location: Factory Bench

Transit Mode: ATV

Objective: 

Further exploration and photography of Factory Bench

Results: 

Successful navigation and photography. Slope scaled on foot to cliff face. Crew scaled northern ridgeline, referred to as Kap Austro Mars by previous crew, of Factory Bench at 14:22.

Lessons Learned: 

Deepening of stream beds by annual erosion sufficient to impede ATV travel in close proximity to base of rectilinear slope in wet and muddy conditions.

Engineering Report

Date and time: 

December 14 2011, 17:00

Written by: Mike Lotto, Crew 108, Engineer

Generator/Electricity:

Did you have any electricity outage? (Yes/No): No

Fuel Status:

Diesel (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty): 0.25
Propane Tank (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty): 0.75
Gasoline Tank (Full/0.75/0.5/0.25/Empty): Full
Notes/Comments:

Oil:

ATV Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage): 1.25
Car Oil Quantity (# of Quarts in storage): 1.25

Water Status:

Outside Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom): 16
Trailer Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom):
Approximately 30 inches (or 70% full)
Hab Potable Water Tank Level (inches from bottom): 11
Potable Water Meter Reading: Unknown
In to GreenHab Meter Reading: Offline
Notes/Comments:

GreenHab:

Condition of plants in Tank 1: Offline
Condition of plants in Tank 2: Offline
Condition of plants in Tank 3: Offline
Greenhab Notes/Comments: GreenHab is offline this season.

Observatory:

Telescope Used? (Yes/No): No
Observatory Notes/Comments: We've completed the on-line training
class, and we request the keys to the observatory.

Transportation:

Hab Car (NOT RENTAL)
Used (yes/no): No
Oil Checked (yes/no): No
Tire Status: Good
Odometer at end of day: 125464 miles
Notes/Comments on Hab Car:

ATV 1 (Opportunity):
Used: Yes
Oil Checked: No
Fuel Consumed: 1 gallon
Tire Status: Need a bit of air
No. of hours ridden since last oil change (HH:MM): 07:59
Comments:

ATV 2 (Spirit):
Used: Yes
Oil Checked: No
Fuel Consumed: 1 gallon
Tire Status: Need a bit of air
No. of hours ridden since last oil change (HH:MM): 06:03
Comments:

ATV 3 (Viking I):
Used: Yes
Oil Checked: No
Fuel Consumed: 1 gallon
Tire Status: Need a bit of air
No. of hours ridden since last oil change (HH:MM): 04:44
Comments:

Heating and Ventilation:

Thermostat setting upstairs (Farenheit): 70
Actual temperature upstairs (Farenheit): 69

Thermostat setting downstairs (Farenheit): 55
Actual temperature downstairs (Farenheit): 57

Computers/Networking Infrastructure:

Notes/comments on internet/computers?: None

General Engineering Notes/Comments: 

EVA Suit 4 is disabled at the moment; however, it is currently being repaired. A new pack is expected to arrive as well.

Journalist Report

Date and time: 

December 14 2011,18:25

Written by: 

Ashley Dale, Crew 108, Engineer

Waking up to a thick and milky haze of fog shrouding the hills around us was really quite other-worldly. Apple and cinnamon muffins for breakfast was served up by little Ms. amazing Usha. She also baked bread, brownies and cooked an awesome Indian Buffet in the evening. Mmm. We had two EVAs out to Factory Bridge, one of which involved an ascent. En-route, mist rose from the flats around us licking the epic walls of the canyon like a ghostly ocean of fire. We got some great shots. We went out star gazing and to watch the Geminids pour in under the backbone of the Milky Way - an inspiring and humbling experience for all of us.


Chef's Report

Date: 

14 December 2011 

Written by:

Charlotte Poupon, Crew 108, Commander

1a) Today was a cooking day.

1b) the last one of our rotation so we cooked quite a lot.

2) This is the report for the Pesto-Cheese bread, cake like.

-125 gr butter
- 150 cl of milk
- Egg powder to make 4 egg
- 250 gr flour
- 50 gr powder dried cheese
- 2 sachets of pesto sauce (for pasta)
- 50 gr of grounded nuts
- baking power
- salt

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

- Make the butter liquid
- mixed all dry ingredients in a bowl
- Add milk slowly and milk

cook it 45 min in 150 Celsius.


5) Lessons learned (if any)

Hard to cook without same standard of Celsius / Fahrenheit / cup / gramms…