Author: Sionade Robinson
Purpose of EVA: Rehearsal and recognisance of Marble Ritual site and environs..
End time: 14.50
Narrative: On recommendation of Mission Support, our three crew
undertook a rehearsal EVA to the destination specified, using suits,
rovers, maps, coordinates and radios. Various rock samples and
landscape features were photographed, small rock samples collected and
identified subsequently at the Hab.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 38.41N by 110.79W
Participants: HSO Turner, Engineer Werner, Commander Robinson.
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road to Pooh’s Corner where
rovers were parked and then party proceeded by foot.
Mode of travel: Opportunity and Spirit Rovers, by foot.
Crew 238 EVA Report 04-01-2022
EVA # 1
Author: Pedro José-Marcellino
Purpose of EVA: Training EVA
Start time: 11:16 AM
End time: 12:26 AM
Narrative: Short training EVA to Marble Ritual, as pre-determined by Mission Support. Based on tasks organized for the day, Team 1 was led by XO Marcellino. The destination appeared to be a short distance away and was found fast. We were told to look for a man-made structure, and thus kept an eye out for a marble structure. But having identified the correct location, we quickly realized there was no such thing. Instead, seeing three sticks with bowls from afar, we discussed the possibility of some sort of ancient Martian ceremony passing glass marbles from a container to the another. Yet, upon closer inspection we realized the bowls were in fact cake pans coloured after the Mars Trilogy books – hinting at a marble cake. Good one, Mission Support.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 38.41 N by 110.79 W
Participants: XO Marcellino, GHO Sandor, ART Pokrywka
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: MDRS access to Cow Dung Road, headed N-NE toward Pooh’s Corner where we parked. Proceeded on foot 200 m due E.
Mode of travel: Rover Spirit (lead) and Rover Opportunity
[Commander Report Sol Summary – January 4th]
Summary Title: The Beginning of Life on Mars
Author’s name: Sionade Robinson
Mission Status: Underway
Sol Activity Summary: Two EVAs to Marble Ritual and the commencement
of crew research projects in
Look Ahead Plan: Day of project work underway in the hab
Anomalies in work: None in work, but significant anomalies experienced
in units of measurement used by an international crew when calculating
dinner ingredients- resolved on this occasion.
Weather: Crisp and clear
Crew Physical Status: Nominal
EVA: Morning and afternoon EVAs to Marble Ritual
Reports to be filed: Sol, Operations, two EVA Reports, and Journalist report.
Support Requested: Coffee Filters requested? We are out!