EVA Report – April 27th

EVA #6 Report

Author: Benjamin Flasse

Purpose of EVA: Explore the special region in order to search for ancient Martian life

Start time: 09:10 am
End time: 11:20 am

Narrative: We wanted to explore the Special Region in order to find fossils or maybe others evidence of ancient life.

Unfortunately, despite an intense search of a part of the Special Region, we weren’t able to find any trace of ancient life.

Fortunately, on the way back and after climbing an abrupt rise, we found the entrance of what seemed to be a grand cavity!

Hopefully, we could use it as a shelter in case of strong solar winds
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Purpose of EVA: Explore the special region in order to search for ancient Martian life

Destination: Special Region
Latitude: 4255600, Longitude: 518000 (UTM NAD27 CONUS)

EVA Participants: Nathan Pechon, Benjamin Flasse (medic), Carl-Henrik Dahlqvist (commander of the EVA).

One crew member was meant to participate but had a hindrance of medical order, nothing important but serious enough to stay in the Hab instead of going on EVA.

Roads and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road 0110 (4 miles towards the North), then we will park on Quarry Road and do the rest of the travel hiking.

Mode of travel: Driving and hiking

Vehicles we used: Spirit and Curiosity