EVA Report – January 21st

Crew 203 EVA Report 21-01-2019

EVA # 5

Author: Liza Forero

Purpose of EVA:

Geologic recognition of the zone. Take samples and data for microbiology test and take some physic – chemical parameters of the ground using a LabQuest. The main parameters that are going to be taken are conductivity, pH and temperature.

Geology recognition of outcrops, topographic highs, sediment, canyons and lithology.

Start time:
12:11

End time:
16:00

Narrative:
 The EVA was successful, despite the weather, that was very windy and for a couple of minutes that rain, our EVA could be develop in the best possible way. We arrived at White Moon, leave the rovers over the Cow Dung Road and started to walk at west over the Brahe Highway. During the walk we covered some topographic highs. Finally, we arrived at the Beige Moon where we took some data for the physic – chemical parameters. 
During the walk we took samples that are going to be analyzed at the laboratory with the LabQuest. We described the lithology or the zone and found different types and colors of clays. 
During the EVA there were no trouble with rovers but at the middle of the simulation the suit of our commander Oscar Ojeda stopped working so he had to break simulation, but the rest of us could continue with the activities in a nominal way. After, we arrived at the Beige Moon and finish the activity we went back to the rovers and go back to the HAB. 
During the walk we were taking pictures and the register of the stratigraphy of the zone.

While we were walking we felt how the clays were so humid and plastic because of the water they absorbed with the snow and melted water.

Destination: Beige Moon (vehicle and walking).

Coordinates: 516500 E, 4254290 N

Participants:
Liza Forero, Yael Méndez, Oscar Ojeda, Hermes Bolivar

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dungroad to the north till we get to the white moon, after that we are going to take west in the Brahe Highway to arrive to the Beige Moon.

Mode of travel: Walking and Driving

Vehicles used: Spirit and Curiosity