Samantha told the rest of the crew about her pregnancy, leading to raucous yet brief celebration. Later on during our scheduled free time we all had a properly festive party. Ming got it all on video.
I’ve been doing calculations and we should be okay with the added resources a baby will consume. We’d budgeted extra in case we had to take home a Martian which, if the child is born on the surface, will be exactly that.

Meanwhile, Elon Musk just fired a Tesla automobile toward us. Ms. Trellis at Fastrack, Inc. was always concerned that he would beat us to Mars; in fact, he was the whole reason for the secrecy surrounding our mission. Even though we have a head start, this week’s events have given her further cause for concern. Project Manager Dethany assures her that we’ll get there first.

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