Operations – December 28th

Crew 236 EVA Report 28-DEC-2021

EVA # 9

Author: Kasey Hilton

Purpose of EVA: Evaluation of soil and ground conditions for additional potential habitat locations

Start time: 10:30

End time: 14:00

Narrative: The crew entered the airlock at 10:35 and headed towards Candor Chasma shortly after. Once both rovers were parked on Galileo, the crew headed east toward the destination. After hiking down into Candor Chasma, 2 locations were measured to see if they were large enough for a habitat, but neither were, however the ground and soil conditions were acceptable. This leads Vladimir (GHO) to believe that further east into Candor Chasma, there could be locations large and solid enough for a potential habitat location. At 12:15, the crew turned around and headed back to the rovers. The crew arrived back at the Hab at 12:54. The EVA, although not producing the desired results, is still considered a success, since multiple sites were evaluated.

Destination: Candor Chasma/Region G

Coordinates (use UTM NAD27 CONUS): N4251000, W521000

Participants: Kasey (CMD), Vladimir (GHO), and Ben (JOU)

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: From the Hab, driving north on Cow Dung Rd to Galileo Rd and Galileo Rd to near area F; walking from area F east to Candor Chasma

Mode of travel: Driving and walking