Crew 260 EVA#1/2 Report for November 2nd

Crew 260 EVA Report 02-11-2021

EVA # 1

Author: Commander Jen Carver-Hunter

Purpose of EVA: Geologic sample collection

Start time: 10:30

End time: 12:30

Narrative: The EVA team departed the Hab 10:40, taking Cow Dung Road in medium-range speed, to see how Oppy would perform after the overheating during the training day. After crossing Robert’s Rock Garden, we incremented the speed and reach the 1101 intersection (Note for future EVAs and crews to take the southern entrance to not disrupt the natural wash). We reached our desired location where we collected our first geological targets as part of our mission objectives. After finding the needed samples, we went back to the main road and on our way North we stopped just before the Kissing Camels to go West and collect our petrified wood samples. We explored all the way to the beginning of the wash and noticing what time was it, we proceeded to return to the Hab after a successful EVA.

Destination: Road to Barranca Butte and Southwest Kissing Camel Ridge

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 519700, 4247300 and 518200, 4249300

Participants: Atila, Katie, Adela

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Hab road to Cow Dung Road to 1101 and back

Mode of travel: Rovers on roads, on foot off road

EVA # 2

Author: Commander Jen Carver-Hunter

Purpose of EVA: Geologic sample collection

Start time: 2:00

End time: 3:30

Narrative: The EVA team departed the Hab at 14:00. We followed Cow Dung Road to the 1101 intersection, and followed 1101 a few hundred yards to our first destination. We collected samples as part of our science mission objectives. Then we returned to the main road and turned to the north. The Opportunity Rover overheated just south of Kissing Camel Ridge, and we safely moved her to the side of the road. We piled into the remaining 2 rovers and continued on to Kissing Camel Ridge, where we collected samples at the base of the wash. Due to the onset of headaches and thirst, the EVA team returned to the Hab earlier than expected at 1530.

Destination: Road to Barranca Butte and Southwest Kissing Camel Ridge

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): 519700, 4247300 and 518200, 4249300

Participants: Jen, Tracy, David, Brandon

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Hab road to Cow Dung Road to 1101 and back

Mode of travel: Rovers on roads, on foot off road