Ephly Reports: Europhemer 194

Europhemer 194

Day 575.473

Tripareph 1  | Europhor 8.241  | 07:56:46 | 8:43 E.A.M.

I have decided to keep track of daily life on Europa. The routine and living conditions are almost surreal. The simplest things, like eating lunch and brushing your teeth are done in the strangest ways around here. It is polar opposite to life on Earth.  Well, time to do some strange chores.

Tripareph 2  | Europhor 15.712  | 12:10:37 | 7:24 E.P.M.

The food on the EMCC is all dried and preserved. That’s not to say it is bad, but it is like when I was younger back on Earth and had jaw surgery. All the food is in liquid or near-liquid form. They are all stored in pouches, like applesauce. Even so,  eating in zero-gravity is quite enjoyable. The meals are spread apart, so if feels like two meals back on Earth, like just eating breakfast and dinner.

Tripareph 3  | Europhor 19.229  | 13:24:06 | 4:44 E.P.M.

Remember I said brushing your teeth is “surreal”? Well, imagine doing that with floating toothpaste. It is really an art. To be honest, it is one of the most challenging things to accomplish in the EMCC. The toothpaste is nothing like what you would find in Earth, and you do not use a toothbrush. Yes, you do not use a toothbrush. Your mouth really does most of the work. It is like chewing something. It seems so foreign, most days I still tried to find my toothbrush, and remember it is back on Earth!

Tripareph 2 |  Europhor 18:23:34 |  21:12:14 | 9:12 E.P.M.

Well, we have almost arrived in the discovery site, we have about 6 triparephs left. Now I must start my job as crew leader #2. I want to record the living conditions aboard the EMCC. The advanced technologies developed by Dr. Cheung, crew leader #1, has made life aboard feel as familiar as possible. However, the overall morale of the crew is low as we complete our journey. To end on a good note, I’ve been informed the chances of discovering a new bacteria are pretty high. In fact, a few decephs ago, Dr. Cheung traveled with his crew about 9.5 km north to examine a potential new species.

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