Crew 261 EVA Report 01-05-2023
EVA # 1
Author: James Burk, Commander and EVA Comms Lead
Purpose of EVA: EVA and Rover Qualification for crewmembers
Start time: 9:25 AM with start of rover traverse at 9:37AM. (Prep began at 8:30am)
End time: 10:15 AM
Narrative: We drove the Rovers (Curiosity, Perseverance, and Opportunity) to the Marble Ritual, then walked around no farther than 200 meters for communication check. We exercised walking around with the spacesuits, regular health status, made photographs, and performed communication checks & extensive use of the radio. The communication was confirmed to be good on the field. Each crew member has used the radio extensively, experienced the spacesuits, the walking, the driving, the team cohesion, and the overall safety health checks were nominal. The EVA-1 crew members qualified on EVA procedures today. Nevertheless, it took more time than expected to go outside the hab, drive with the 3 rovers, and qualify for the EVA procedures.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): 518687 E, 4250789 N
Participants: Aline Decate (Executive Officer) (EVA Leader), Audrey Derobertmasure (HSO), Julien Villa-Massone (Engineer), Cecile Renaud (Greenhab officer), Kris Davidson (Journalist)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Drive on Cow Dung Road and walk east until Marble Ritual.
Mode of travel: Rovers (Curiosity, Perseverance, and Opportunity)