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Crew123Day02CommanderCheck-In Report

Date and time: 27 January 2013, SUN
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 02

TasMars Gallery

Time Departed/Returned from EVA:


Brief Narrative of Field Mission Results:
  •  Crew familiarize with Hab internal systems, operational and non-operational equipment. 
  •  Briefing by Shannon and maintenance team. 
  •  Tidy pantry and kitchen. 
Activity work 
  •  Maintaining and improving Green Hab food production. 
  •  Inventory of Hab mechanical and electrical equipment. 
  •  Developing recipes using space storable food. 
EVA Data/Interpretations:


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


CapCoM Weather report for Hanksville and the Hab:


Tonight A chance of rain before 11pm, then rain and snow likely. Snow level 5600 feet lowering to 4400 feet. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 35. South wind 8 to 13 mph becoming light southwest in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
    •    Monday Snow likely, mainly before 11am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 8 to 13 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
    •    Monday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West wind 5 to 15 mph.
    •    Tuesday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36. West southwest wind 6 to 13 mph.
    •    Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. West northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.
    •    Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.
    •    Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 16.
    •    Thursday Sunny, with a high near 40.
    •    Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 16.

Mars News - from Google Alerts

'Curiosity' Night PHOTOS: Mars Rover's First Images Of Martian Surface In ...
Huffington Post
This view of the lower front and underbelly areas of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines nine images taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012). Curiosity's front ...
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Mars rover event stirs scientific fires at UH
Houston Chronicle
More than 600 students from nearly three dozen elementary and middle schools tackled the mission of designing and constructing a rover mock-up on a $25 budget at the 11th annual Mars Rover Model Celebration and Exhibition. "This is all recycled," ...
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On Mars, Dry Ice 'Smoke' Carves Up Sand Dunes
Discovery News
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this series of pictures of sand dunes in the north polar region of Mars, showing how dark sand rises to the top as spring progresses (from left to right) and a surface layer of carbon dioxide ice crack.
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Scenes from a dry-ice winter on Mars (pictures)
Last year, data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter gave scientists a clearer picture of Mars' carbon-dioxide atmosphere and revealed the only known example of carbon-dioxide snow falling anywhere in our solar system. "These are the first ...
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Rad dry ice proves Mars colony will have bumpin' dance parties
If you needed any more bubbling sci-fi visuals to make your Mars fantasy even more sublime, how about smoky dry ice brimming from northern sand dune cracks? Space nerds (um, that would be us) are going crazy today over a Discovery Channel video ...
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Crazy Alien Weather: Lightning-Filled Rocket Dust Storms of Mars
Scientists have modeled the internal workings of lightning-filled “rocket dust storms” onMars that rise at speeds 100 times faster than ordinary storms and inject dust high into the Martian atmosphere. The Red Planet is a very dry and dusty place ...
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Mars at night looks a lot like the beach
Houston Chronicle (blog)
The Mars rover Curiosity has taken its first pictures of the Martian surface at night, according to NASA. The website Universe Today says the photo was taken from a camera on the end of a 7-foot arm on Jan. 22. The photographed rock is nicknamed ...
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