Crew123Day04CommanderCheck-In Report

Date and time: 29 January 2013, TUE
Written by: David Willson, Crew 123, Commander

Crew Physical Status:


Report Transmission Schedule

(you can access below all the reports of the day)

Mission Support

Commander Report

Engineering report

HSO Report

GreenHab Report

Journalist report

Mission Dashboard

Science Dashboard 

Pictures for day 04

TasMars Gallery

Time Departed/Returned from EVA:

Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results:
Activity work 

 Outreach 1: Seven Network Australia filming 

  •  In sim EVA for film crew 
  •  Filming Green Hab food production 
  •  Filming Rover operation   

Link to the movie

Click HERE to watch the movie!

EVA Data/Interpretations:


Engineering/Hab Maintenance:
Plans for Tomorrow:
Support Requested:


CapCOM Weather Forecast
  • Tonight: Snow showers likely before 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 15. West northwest wind 11 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
  • WednesdayA 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. West wind around 9 mph.
  • Wednesday NightMostly cloudy, with a low around 16. West wind 6 to 8 mph becoming south southwest in the evening.
  • ThursdayMostly sunny, with a high near 38. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the morning.
  • Thursday NightMostly clear, with a low around 14. Light and variable wind becoming southeast around 6 mph after midnight.

Mars News - from Google Alerts

A Surprisingly Beautiful Photo of Mars at Night, Courtesy of NASA's Curiosity ...
The Atlantic
Not to take things for granted, but we have a lot -- really a lot -- of photographs ofMars' dusty, red landscape. But a new picture from NASA's Curiosity rover gives us something different to marvel at: A sliver of the planet at night, illuminated by ...
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Risky Mars Moon Flyby Tops Europe's 2013 Space Goals
A risky flyby of the Mars moon Phobos, a dip into the atmosphere of Venus and the creation of a comprehensive water map of the Red Planet are three goals the European Space Agency has laid out for 2013, officials announced last week. In June, ESA will ...
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Could Nuclear Rockets Make Travel to Mars Possible?
The Weather Channel
A NASA illustration of a Bimodal Nuclear Thermal Rocket, one which could be used to provide spacecraft with electrical power for operations and instrumentation. If a group of thousands of petitioners gets its way, future missions to Mars and other ...
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Mars mission chief to receive award in Beloit
Beloit Daily News
The chief scientist for the Mars Science Laboratory Mission will be visiting a Roscoe company that manufactures parts for the Mars rovers on Thursday before being honored with an award at Beloit College Friday. Dr. John Grotzinger will receive a tour ...
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Opportunity rover starts year 10 on Mars with remarkable science discoveries
Today, Opportunity celebrates a truly unfathomable achievement, starting Year 10 on Mars since she rolled to a bumpy stop on January 24, 2004 inside tiny Eagle crater. And she's now at a super sweet spot for science (see our photo mosaic above) loaded ...
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