Irwin, 2nd. So this is it. We’re just about to leave the Lunares habitat and go home, to our normal life. We spent here last two-weeks, as a first polish analog simulation in Poland, conducting a lot of experiments, isolated from the outside world. It was for all of us a completely new experience, and
Irwin, 1st. At 17:41 lunar time we closed the airlock hatch after the last EVA during this mission. Me and Matt were performing final technical tasks before the lift-off: we put the waste to the cargo ship, we disconnected experiments that require human interactions from the habitat, and we did some repairs to the airlock
Scott, 30th One of the goals of analog missions is to prepare and conduct scientific and technological experiments that could improve our knowledge on living in a limited habitat space, from the habitat ’s life support systems up to group dynamics of the mission crew. You can consider analog simulations as a test-bed for future,
Scott, 29th It’s just another lunar Sunday afternoon, as we sit altogether in the Atrium, having a while for reading emails, digesting social media, and finishing geological reports for this mission. Well, it is the 12th day of the simulation, and we are looking forward for the lift-off home, to meet our families and friends.
Scott, 28th It is a frequent question we’re asked, what an analog astronaut day looks like? How it is to be an analog astronaut? How it is to live inside the isolated space, with the same group of people, with almost no communication with the outside world? How do I feel as an analog astronaut?
Scott, 27th. Spoiler alert: we’re alive. Yesterday After manual pressurisation of the airlock, the last problem we had to solve was decontamination, without which, according to the mission manual, we could not enter the habitat. Normally, decontamination lamps inside the airlock do the job. This time, without electricity and the airlock’s backup systems down, we
Scott, 26th We’re sitting with Grzegorz in the airlock… The airlock is down, no power in the base. Dark… Maybe two minutes of oxygen left… Both hatches are locked… 16 hours before Meteorite shower destroyed the primary power supply of the habitat, and we were woken up by the emergency system. Standard procedure in such
LST, Scott 25th. Chapter 1 This smile on Dorota’s face this morning, after discovering that Trapezoff ship left us equipment upgrades, with pudding inside. Man, how was she happy! Chapter 2 We were supposed to start Lunarthlon. EVA of Matt and Asia was scrubbed early. Matt was injured. This fright on our faces. It was
LST Scott, 24th Morning song: Do you remember this lander crash few days ago? We found out, that some of its cargo could survive the accident, and the morning EVA of me and Asia was scheduled to try to take what’s possibly left at the crash site. You’ll go the Moon, they say, there will
LST Scott, 23rd, after midnight That was quite an usual day at the Lunares base. Episode I A spirulina-based lemonade. A seasoned bacon. A morning song. Episode II We went with Asia for a walk in the morning, as we noted a new meteorite impact nearby the base. Wow, we are really fortunate (again) it