EVA Report – November 12th

Crew 215 EVA Report 12 Nov 2019
EVA # 02
Author: Jennifer Lane
Purpose of EVA: Completed deployment of Micrometeorite grid before beginning sweeping
grid squares, as well as exploring local geology.
Start time: 0945
End time: 1220
Narrative: First priority was to finish off placing the strings at site MM5 to divide
the 10×10 m grid into 1 m squares. This was accomplished fairly quickly, so using the magnet on a fishing rod type configuration, sweeping began. After each square the bag is sealed to store the micrometeorites from that 1 m square and labelled before going onto the next square. Row ‘J’ was able to be fully swept and bagged. With some time left, we travelled further south along Cow Dung Road to road 1101 to explore local geology in the search for aggregate suitable for making cement before returning to the hab with some agate to look at under the microscope. Destination: South on Cow Dung Road to the Micrometeorite site, and then back on Cow Dung Road down to road 1101, before returning to the hab.
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 518473E 4248960N and 519500E 4247300N
Participants: Commander Andrew Wheeler, Shane Usher and Steve Whitfield
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road and road 1101.
Mode of travel: Spirit & Curiosity Rover