EVA Report – February 16th

Crew 240 EVA Report 16Feb2022

EVA # 17

Author: François Vinet

Purpose of EVA: Changing the batteries of our scientific equipment, exploring the Kissing Camel area, with a particular objective of observing, photographing, and possibly collecting samples of petrified wood on the Western part of the area.

Start time: 9.45
End time: 11.45

Narrative: We finally had the EVA happen without one member. Battery change on the atmospheric experiments went nominally. The EVA went well, we found some beautiful pieces of petrified wood. Then we walked a little bit on Kissing Camel where the view was beautiful despite the wind that blew a lot. The headset of one member fell but we still were able to communicate easily with gestures, and we were home early with all objectives fulfilled.

Destination: Kissing Camel Ridge.

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 518000, 4249500

Participants: François Vinet, Clément Plagne, Maxime Jalabert

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

Mode of travel: by rover and by foot