FMARS Mission Support Summary - Tuesday, August 07th, 2001
Mission Support started at 3:00pm MT.
Mission Support staff consisted of:
Mission Director: Tony Muscatello
CapCom/Engineer/Journalist: Scott Hibbard
Recieved narrative report and summary for 8/6/2001 Phase 5 EVA 1, along with an
attached picture of the informally-named Discovery Channel Valley. The
Discovery Channel film crew participated in the EVA.
Received KSC questions at 3:22pm MT. Called KSC and confirmed KSC reception
of reply sound file. Dr. Robert Zubrin responded to the questions from Mission
Support. Questions asked by tour participants:
- Why are we doing this in the Arctic Circle as opposed to elsewhere?
- Why do we want to go to Mars?
- How do we know what the gravity is on Mars?
Most of the Mission Support team left at around 8:00pm, leaving a skeleton
crew until 9:00 pm MT in case more communications arrive from the Field Team.
Mission Support resumes August 8th at 3:00 pm MT.
FMARS Mission Support Team