EVA Report – December 12th

EVA # 1
Author: Riley McGlasson 
Purpose of EVA: Training EVA to familiarize crew members with rover operation, suits, and navigation.
Start time: 1100
End time: 1230
Narrative: EVA began at 1100 led by Riley (out of sim due to broken leg) and joined by Hunter and Lipi. The crew took Perseverance and Curiosity rovers onto Cow Dung Road and then walked east until Marble Ritual. Perseverance started with 100% charge and 279.3 hours. Curiosity started with 100% charge and 2608 hours. The crew completed the ritual and then continued East to get more comfortable navigating terrain in the EVA suits. The crew stuck to conservative slopes of no more than 10-15 degrees and were comfortable going up and down the small hills near the Marble Ritual site. They also took photos and explored the local geology of the region, with Hunter and Riley teaching Lipi about differential erosion and sediment transport. Hunter gathered some small samples for use in training the rest of the team on how to use the spectrometer. The team made it back to the HAB with Perseverance at 78% charge and 279.4 hours and Curiosity at 82% 260.9 hours. They began the reentry process for the HAB at 1211.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): N518700, E4250800
Participants: Riley McGlasson (Executive Officer), Hunter Vannier (Crew Geologist), Lipi Roy (Crew Journalist)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Drive on Cow Dung Road and walk east until Marble Ritual.
Mode of travel: driving and walking (Perseverance and Curiosity)

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