Crew123Day09CommanderCheck-In Report

Date and time: 28 January 2013
Written by: David Willson, Crew 123, Commander

Crew Physical Status:


Thin bedded mudstones separated by gypsum and carbonate
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 09

TasMars Gallery

Time Departed/Returned from EVA:

Using the GPS in SIM. NOT easy!!
Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results:
EVA Data/Interpretations:


Engineering/Hab Maintenance:
Plans for Tomorrow:
We plan tomorrow a 2 hour EVA to location UTM 12S 506381mE 4261456mN starting at 10 am.
We will be looking for more samples for the MDRS/Gale Crater rock kit and for the MSL team.
Support Requested:


Mars News - from Google Alerts

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Beloit Daily News
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On its website (, it says it hasn't yet begun its astronaut selection program, but had so far received in excess of 37,000 applications, including more than 450 from China. The non-profit organization announced its private spaceflight ...
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This guy just got angel money to build a permanent colony on Mars
We have for some time been following the fascinating tale of Mars One, a private-sector mission to put humans on Mars — and leave them there, no round-trip ticket, to build a new civilization. The premise is pure science fiction; wiser souls would ...
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Mars Rover Curiosity: Less Brainpower Than Apple's iPhone 5 ...
Nerval's Lobster writes "To give the Mars Rover Curiosity the brains she needs to operate took 5 million lines of code. And while the Mars Science Laboratory ...




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