EVA Report – January 19th

Crew 226 EVA Reports 19-01-2022

EVA # 1

Author: Carlos Salazar

Purpose of EVA: Training EVA

Start time: 9:30 am
End time: 11:00am

Narrative: We used the rovers Spirit and Curiosity to get to Marble Ritual, which is a location near the hab, we went first in curiosity and Commander Yael went second, we went north in Cow Dung Road and we got to the location using our maps. We parked the rovers and regrouped, I got a problem with my earpiece after we managed to get it working, we made an exploration walk in Marble Ritual, we could see MDRS from here and took some photos, we looked at some rocks present in the area, after walking around a little hill we decided to get back to the rovers, made a turn and returned to the hab.

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 518800, 4250700

Participants: Yael Méndez, Carlos Salazar

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Rovers Spirit and Curiosity and by foot.

EVA # 2

Author: Felipe Torres

Purpose of EVA: Training EVA

Start time: 2:00 pm
End time: 3:30 pm

Narrative: The purpose of this EVA was to train the Crew Members on going out on an EVA while on simulation. We used Spirit (Crew Scientist) and Curiosity (Green Hab Officer/Commander) rovers which were the same ones used during the first EVA earlier.

We drove from MDRS entrance road, then made a left at Cow Dung road towards NE until Marble Ritual zone. Here we explored the area by foot, getting adapted to walking and ducking with the suit on.

The soil was very eroded and we could observe slightly horizontal layers parallel to the ground level. There were also many small rocks of different colors, and we could identify canals or drainings in the soil where we believe water could have run by in the past; reasons for which we believe this area is called Marble ritual.

With this EVA we were able to realize that these activities require a considerable amount of physical effort and that each EVA only should be done if this effort will be compensated with scientific data that will support our Mission plan.

The spacesuits and rovers functioned nominally throughout the whole EVA.

Destination: Marble Ritual

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 518800, 4250700

Participants: Yael Mendez, Maria Bustos, Felipe Torres

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: MDRS entrance road, Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Rover (Spirit, Curiosity)

Felipe Torres,
Crew Scientist.