Crew118Day04CommanderCheck-In Report

Date and time: 24 April 2012, 1900 hrs
Written by: Haritina Mogosanu, Crew 118, Commander

Crew Physical Status:

Good, Annalea recovering very fast

Report Transmission Schedule

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

Mission Support

Chef's Report

Commander Report

Engineering Report

EVA 01 Report - Cow Dung Road

Journalist Report

HSO Report

Mission Dashboard

Education Log

Pictures for Day 04

KiwiMars Gallery

Time Departed/Returned from EVA:

10:30/ 15:45

Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results:

EVA 1 Gravels experiment at Cow Dung Road Cattle Grid

EVA Data/Interpretations:

During our first EVA in SIM we collected gravel (100 peebles / rocks) for identification. This will be used to build an educational resource for the school curriculum in NZ to allow the students to make a comparison between NZ and Utah. 

The rocks are mostly sedimentary, we identified fossilised wood, marine shell fossil.

MSP Ali Harley is sending two sample photos to Jon Clarke to confirm ID on limestone and a 'scratched' rock.

Engineering/Hab Maintenance:


There is one wire missing at the backpack no 2 but we found it's "remains" in a box. We will wire it together (it's the head that goes into the backpack for charging, the wire went lose.)

Also only 3 headphones are working with the radios which makes very difficult communicating in sim if we are more than 3 people

Packages delivered to the Hab:


(For each one received, note the following:)

               Sender: (e.g. Newegg,

               Ordered by: (if marked on the packing slip)

               How package arrived at the Hab: (e.g. DG delivered it, official visitors brought it out, crew member picked it up from Hanksville)

               Contents of package:

               Condition of contents:

               Disposition of contents and packing slip/receipt:

Report Transmission Schedule: 

Journalist, Engineering, Science report sent. 

Plans for Tomorrow:

EVA on ATVs to Phobos Peak to do a photographic study for the lichens. Following that, CDR, XO and FE we will do a recon ATV of the area. 

Will also have to pickup the food for the food study (which we have not had a chance to do on Saturday nor Sunday) - CDR and HSO

Annalea will be busy with artwork and Ali will create 360 panoramas of the area surrounding MDRS and continue with her science experiments.

Support Requested: 



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