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Christine Redmond reporting

Happy Saint Patty’s day Earthlings! It has been a great day here on Mars! This morning we mapped out our 6th EVA on an aerial map of the site and Jon and Mitesh headed out to execute this EVA shortly afterward. The ATVs are back up and running so they were able to gather samples for our geology and biology experiments from a site further from home base. Tommy stayed back and manned the radio station for this EVA.  The EVA team had to cut their EVA slightly short due to weather. I was able to collect some sufficient dirt and dust for our contamination study upon their return to base.

This morning I made soda bread for our St. Patty’s day dinner tonight and Christina has been busy making a Sheppard’s pie this afternoon. We are all ready to celebrate St. Patty’s day from Mars! But before the celebration begins we have one more official task for the day, our NASA INSPIRE outreach chat! We have all been looking forward to sharing our experience with the INSPIRE students and answering the great questions they are sure to have for us.

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