EVA Report – February 5th

EVA # 5

Author: Hemani Kalucha

Purpose of EVA: Fix weather station instruments, Collection of regolith and geological samples to be used as an ISRU growth substrate for some botanical experiments in the GreenHab, and geology and microbiology experiments.

Start time: 2:10 PM

End time: 3:10 PM

Narrative: We traveled up two mounds in the north ridge, and collected microbiology samples for our agar experiments. We followed a new procedure, which the team decided on in the science discussion yesterday. We wore sterile lab gloves on top of our EVA gloves to collect samples. We used sterile cotton sticks to collect the sample, and sealed each sample in an individual new ziplock bag. These are all the measures we could think of to prevent any organic contamination and cross contamination to our samples. We managed to collect four samples, which was on par with our objectives.

Destination: North Ridge

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): (517900,425100)

Participants: Hemani, Rawan

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Hab Ridge Road

Mode of travel: Walking