EVA Report – May 1st

EVA report #11

Date: 01st May from 4:30 pm to 6:45.

The purpose of EVA was to explore Candor Chasma and gather soil samples.

Destination: Latitude: 4251000, longitude: 52000 (UTM NAD27 CONUS)

EVA Participants: Nathan Pechon (commander), Benjamin Flasse (Medic), Chloé Peduzzi, Eléonore Lieffrig

Roads and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road 0110 (one mile towards the North), then Galileo Road 1104 (0,8 mile towards East), then Cactus Road 1104 (1 mile towards the South). Eventually we walked towards to East to Candor Chasma.

Mode of travel: Driving and hiking with Curiosity and Spirit

Narrative : After about 10 minutes driving, we arrived at Candor Chasma. We walked in the canyon for about 25 minutes. It was really beautiful, but there were a lot of trees, which is not really martian.

We saw beautiful rocks of surprising colors, such as pink, deep red or even green. Then we went back to the rovers and drove home.