EVA Report #1 – April 22nd

EVA #1

Author: Eléonore Lieffrig

Purpose of EVA: Exploration and collection of soil samples

Start time: 4:30 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Narrative:

We have had our first EVA this afternoon which lasted for two hours. We travelled to the hills on the left of the Cow Dung Road between the Robert’S Rock Garden and Zurbin’s head to take a few soil samples to be used by Chloé, the GreenHab officer, for one of her two experiments. The EVA went very well and the sunny weather allowed us to take some beautiful pictures of the Martian environment surrounding the MDRS.

Destination: Latitude: 4248000, longitude: 519000 (UTM NAD27 CONUS)

EVA Participants: Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist (commander of the EVA), Simon Collignon (medical officer), Chloé Peduzzi, Eléonore Lieffrig

Roads and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road 0110

Mode of travel: Driving and hiking