EVA Report – May 1st

Sol 9 Crew 193 EVA 16 & 17 Summary
Earth-Date 1May2018

EVA 16

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold000 (CO Patil-Sabale) / Gold 003 (CE Attig) / Gold005 (CGA Shear)

EVA Objectives – Summary
1. Explore Dinosaur Quarry and Lith Canyon to look for emergency EVA sites
2. Repeated GPS recording experiment.

3. Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA. Raw data here


Results
Found one emergency shelter at (0518800, 4256500), in Lith Canyon.

Issues/Mitigation

  • This EVA was supposed to begin at 0800, but rains delayed it to 0900. No other issues.

ATVs/Rovers Used

  • ATV 300
  • Honda ATV
  • ATV #350.1


Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – Yes
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

EVA 17

EVA Gold Crew Members – Gold001 (XO Campbell) / Gold 004 (HSO Pandya) /

EVA Objectives – Summary

  1. Explore Zubrin’s Head and White Rock Canyon.
  2. Continue to explore the crew biometrics study while on EVA / Raw data here
  3. Continued search for emergency shelters

Results
Found an emergency shelter at (0518400, 4247000)

Issues/Mitigation

  • Extreme winds and rain forced us to cut this EVA short.


ATVs/Rovers Used

    • Honda ATV
    • ATV #350.3


Safety Measures & Preparation

  • Sunscreen/Sun protection – Yes/Medical Exemptions for UV eye-protection provided
  • Adequate hydration – Yes
  • Adequate protection – Flightsuit/footwear/visor/glove precautions – Yes

Warm Regards!
Astronomer, (Gold 05), Crew #193

Mars Desert Research Station