Hello there explorers! It’s me Chuck here with another mission log. Wow has this week been packed! We started our posters to present to our bosses back at HQ of all our work up here. We started by collecting all of our data and pictures of our glove prototypes. We set up our template and we also began creating a poster of just us having fun and how we work together as a space crew. We based our poster around a “Space Candyland” theme. We thought this was a great way to showcase our journey over these past two years. Not only did we try and work on our posters but we also worked on delivering a payload to our buddies down on Mars. Marshall, and I were tasked with the job of planning and executing a plan that will succefully deliver the payload. We first began by creating a new delivering system that we could hold and transport the payload safely on the track. This was a harder job than we thought. The payload was not succefully locking in to place in almost all of our simulations. This was a huge risk because we only had one payload and if we failed it would take HQ at least 2 months to send another payload into space! We were stressing day and night (technically it was almost always day lol) trying to find the best way to complete the mission. It was test day. This was it. All or nothing. The cart was loaded on our ship and our attachment about ready to launch. Here goes nothing! 3...2...1!!! And the ship was off full speed towards the payloads track where we would release the cart on. We were here right next to the track. All the ship had to do was move forward and safely deliver the payload. Oh...oh no!!! The payload didn’t lock in right! We are doomed! Our ship automatically pushed the track up to deliver he payload but this was no good the payload rolled off and was lost. We had failed! We were heartbroken. But this didn’t stop us from realizing our mistakes. This just put a chip on our shoulders for next time we attempt a mission. Well so long fellow astronauts! This had been Chuck. Until next time Chuck out.
Hello again! It is I, Gilbert, the teal astronaut! Man oh man was to day exciting, we had to do a lot today! We all had something to do. I started to work on the new sketch design for our glove which was really fun since I do love to draw. Amethyst was working on a poster and Chuck was working on our mission runs, like counting the average of points and how our runs have improved. The others were working on our presentation and how to fix a few parts. Chuck and Alex did a run with the robot, I also got to take a spin with both of them which was really fun. Towards the end of our meeting we started to pack everything up. We helped the other space team by writing a check list. Many of us had to leave at 6 p.m, leaving Chuck and I with two of the other team's members. We eventually got everything packed and went home.
Hey space cadets! I'm back! For those of you who don't know me I'm Astro! Today was kind of a mellow day for us. We finally found a solution to those super uncomfortable space gloves which is good for me, because this way when I go on my space walks I can use the tools more efficiently and less painfully! We found out that the problem is more in the bladder so we decided to try and fix that. The bladder makes the glove super uncomfortable, because of the uneven pressure which can also cause us astronauts to lose our fingernails, and can develop diseases. So we decided on going with something that can help move and even out the pressure a little bit. We decided to make a "second skin", and this second skin will sort of be made out of two layers, the first is sort of made out of material that's skin tight, but stretchy like a doctors glove, and the second layer will be made out of some material that can expand and contracts, like one of those expanding and contracting balls with the complicated plastic structure. Using this the material will expand or contract as your moving your joints, and when it expands it presses against the bladder forcing the pressure to spread out, so that it becomes more even around your hands. As we worked on our solution we also worked on our robot. We ran multiple runs and scoring with the highest 132 points. We added a new mission called 3D printing and so that adds 18 points onto our runs. So if we ever get a clean perfect run the most we can is 148 points. Our goal is to get to 150-170 points by this Saturday so we can roll into our practice competition with a 150-170 point run. Which reminds me! Practice competition is in 2 weeks! I'm super nervous! But I know we'll do a good job at the event! Even if we don't it's okay, we still got our Qualifiers event, and hopefully our Regionals! Anyways I need to leave you at this so I can go back to my astronaut duties! I hope to see you space cadets very soon! Astro out!
MaHello there every and anyone out there reading this. It’s Chuck here. Today was an interesting fun ride. I went on my first ever space walk! Usually I’m the one who stays in but the crew finally decided it was time for me Chuck to go out. The mission was to hop on the space shuttle and deliver the two satellites in the outer rings of the neighboring planet. This was no simple mission we had less than 20 seconds to deploy the shuttle and hope that I could correctly set the satalites in the correct position. To be honest I was terrified. I wasn’t sure if I was prepared or if I would make a mistake the whole mission would be compromised. My teeth were shaking but my programming crew Gilbert, and Marshall. They told me to take a deep breath and relax. It wasn’t like our lives were on the line or anything....ugh on second though I was about ready to pee my pants I was so terrified. I got in my suit. The gloves were a little annoying. You swear you were squishing a volleyball with all this pressure. But other than that I was getting ready. The seconds were ticking...it was time. It was time for me to deliver the satalites and fulfill my duty. BOOM! Just like that we were in orbit heading fast towards the planets orbit. We were 10 seconds away....5 seconds away...we were there! Just as fast as we got there I was thrown out. I was focused. Determined to complete my mission and come back a hero. I aligned the satalites just right making sure they weren’t off even by a millimeter. Mission a success!!! It was exhilarating. I loved it! I’m so glad they talked me into it. Well that’s all for me guys. Hope you guys have a good rest of your day or night depending on where you are at...if your aliens please don’t eat me...I’m too young!!!
Hello, its Marshall the one and only. Today, unfortunately Alex was out on a personal mission for the day. Since the team was missing Alex, we skipped out on research and worked on rover. Our goal at the end of the mission was to have all of our previous missions working. Gilbert and I were working on programing. Gilbert worked on completing the My Block for turning whilst I worked on perfecting our other missions. Amethyst, Diana, and Chuck were working on running the mission and adjusting the rover to make it accommodate to other mission. They made the module attachment one piece, and Chuck made a holder so we can put the satellites into orbit. Whilst all of this was happening Jared and Astro worked on building the drive train of our original rover so we can work on programs without disturbing what others are doing with the rover. Unfortunately for programming our satellites mission was deleted, but luckily we took a picture of it. Aren't we lucky. Well hope you have a nice day-Marshall
Hey there! It's me Jared! Today officially marks two months into our season, meaning we need to start gathering up some missions. While our other comrades were working on other missions and project, Diana and I decided to give "Meteoroid Deflection" a try. We first started by sketching out our strategy. Diana and I both sketched out our own ideas on how to accomplish the mission and then shared it to each other. After going over our ideas and having arguments about whose color was better, we came to a conclusion that we would do meteoroid deflection, escape velocity and lander touch-down all in one run. Diana drew her idea for an attachment and started building it but unfortunately couldn't finish. Tomorrow we plan to at least have half of the mission working that way, we'll have some progress on missions. Well that's all for today see ya next time! -Jared