Shortly after their exit from the very first six days mission at SAM, crew Inclusion I met with Director of Research Kai Staats and his team for a debrief. Stories were shared, lessons were learned, and both crews came away with understanding for what worked, and the ways in which future missions could be improved.
The very next day, May 3, Kai and the SAM crew went to work, completing a total cleaning of the facility, including linens (thank you Kai’s mother and father), reset of the food supplies, and several physical upgrades to the facility including the addition of a Magnehelic pressure gauge on the outside of the airlock for improved visibility and safety, the addition of a middle set of handles on the interior airlock pressure door, fabrication of a new out-bound air filter for improved air flow, an all new water filtration system, the addition of an “OCCUPIED” sign on the bathroom door, resetting the hydroponics (thank you Atila), hanging a curtain at the end of the airlock as that space was used as a changing room, and replacing the tool bucket with a proper tool box and a greater assortment of tools, to name a few.
Thank you Inclusion I for your honest feedback! And thank you SAM Crew for your impressive one-day turn-around!