FMARS Mission Support Summary-Friday, July 13th
This has been the third day of rotation under Dr. Zubrin's Command. The
impression we receive of the day was wet and miserable, and the weather
prevented the scheduled EVA from taking place, although the mood of the crew
One event threatening to sour the mood was the overflow of the incinerating
toilet, creating an emergency cleanup effort by the crew. In addition, a
shortage of the toilet's plastic liners prompted a search for a Canadian source
of the needed consumable.
The FMARS crew kept busy preparing for tomorrow's EVAs and doing paper work.
At Mission Support, Tech support on Antennas and feedback on the simulation
space suits was supplied by Dewey Anderson. Data and power problems are still
present at the hab, but little could be done by Mission Support, except for
expediting a new generator to the site.
Tests Results on Haynes Ridge detected no water, so the FMARS Team was very
sparing in their showers.
Several Science reports from Charles were received. We also received a nice
color drawing of the upper Deck from bill Clancy.
The Mission Support Staff changed during this shift. Participating today were
Engineering Officer Dewey Anderson, welcoming Ingrid Lith as Liaison, Katja
Muscat as CapCom, Patty Pietu in the Journalist role and Judith Lapierre and
Lorraine Bell as Freewomen. Tony Muscatello, as always, as Mission Support
Director, and Maggie Zubrin who just happened to be here.
PS we quickly concurred regarding to the 9:05 sign-off (we were tired, too.)
PSS. At 10.00 we still received an Email saying the new generator is in
Resolute...The heat is on!