EVA Report – December 13th

EVA # 1

Author: Jen Carver-Hunter

Purpose of EVA: Geologic sample collection

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Narrative: After a 5 minute decompression of the Spaceward Bound teachers, the crew took off for an EVA through Kissing Camel to Barrainca Butte Road where rock samples were collected. The mission was to collect analog samples of basalt, conglomerate, hematite, and sandstone to add to our collection of Mars rocks. We found success and processed our way to Kissing Camel for petrified wood. All rocks collected were deeply appreciated and will be placed in healthy happy homes. All teammates returned to MDRS with high anticipation of spreading out, analyzing, and exchanging rocks.

Destination: Road to Barranca Butte and Southwest Kissing Camel Ridge

Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): 519700, 4247300 and 518200, 4249300

Participants: Jen Carver-Hunter, Jonathan Nalder, Jen Jones, Jenny Sumsion, Amy Fullmer, Jordan Chaves, Sergii Iakymov

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

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

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