Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Mars Mission Day Ten - Part 1

0900: The day before yesterday (Monday) we woke to a layer of snow and a very cold day. Yesterday (Tuesday) was a very a very warm day with 50F outside. Well, this morning we woke up to a very thick layer of snow covering everything. It’s beautiful outside and the Hab and the surroundings look so different in a white background instead of the usual red/brown/orange. Several of us rushed out in the below freezing temperatures to get some photographs. I have posted a few here.

Looks more like the planet Hoth (Star Wars) than Mars

View from the Musk Telescope

We had an extensive day of EVAs planned for today including two EVAs for GPS geo-tracking trails and another fossil hunting trip. Now with the trails all covered in snow I am not sure we can still conduct them, at least not in the morning. The crew briefing will start in the next ten minutes so we will have to look at an alternative schedule for the day.

View from the east port hole

I will post tonight on how the rest of the day panned out.

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