Crew123Day05CommanderCheck-In Report

Date and time: 30 January 2013, WED
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 05

TasMars Gallery

Time Departed/Returned from EVA:
Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results:
  •  Testing of Raman and Ocean Optics spectrometers for projects. 
  •  Visit Goblin Valley 
 Activity work 
  •  Maintaining and improving Green Hab food production. 
  •  Inventory of Hab mechanical and electrical equipment. 

 EVA Data/Interpretations:


Engineering/Hab Maintenance:
Plans for Tomorrow:

Planning 4 hr out of sim EVA approx 2 miles the south of the Hab by vehicle with the Raman spectrometer, Investigating rock coatings applicable to MSL and collecting samples for Curiosity test bed anaylises and organic extraction trials.

Support Requested:


Mars News - from Google Alerts

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NASA Employees Almost Mutinied Over Living On Mars Time
Business Insider
JPL Control Room Having an extra 40 minutes in your day sounds awesome to some people, but after months of living on Mars time (their day is 40 minutes longer than our day here on Earth) NASA employees were on the brink of a Mutiny, Scientific ...
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Man in the machine
The Economist (blog)
FOR the past nine years Scott Maxwell has worked on Mars. Or at least as close to it as is possible on Earth. This, it turns out, is Pasadena, California, home to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which manages many probes, rovers and satellites ...
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Crater ridges suggest water flowed on Mars
Futurity: Research News
To test their hypothesis, Saper and Mustard mapped more than 4,000 ridges in two crater-pocked regions on Mars: Nili Fossae and Nilosyrtis. Using high-resolution images from NASA's MarsReconnaissance Orbiter, the researchers noted the orientations of ...
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Mars Rover Curiosity Braces For Drilling
For over one month now, Mars rover Curiosity has been preparing to use its hammering drill for the first time. It now appears that the rover's first drill test is now imminent. Researchers announced that they have placed the drill onto a series of ...
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Mars Rover Curiosity Maneuver Prepares for Drilling
Science Daily (press release)
Jan. 28, 2013 — NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has placed its drill onto a series of four locations on aMartian rock and pressed down on it with the rover's arm, in preparation for using the drill in coming days.
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