EVA Report – December 26th

EVA Report #2
Author: Riya Raj
EVA Date: 26th December 2023
Start time: 1002
End time: 1102
Purpose of EVA:
Training EVA to familiarize crew members with rover operation, suits, and navigation
Today’s Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA) occurred at 1002, led by Crew Commander Adriana Brown, with the participants, Nathan Bitner and Riya Raj. One of the members had real trouble getting into rover especially when the air tank kept hitting the driver’s wheel -_- There was also a suspicious alien drifting near our rovers found at 10:14 am, but we did not say hi lolz. The crew used the Perseverance and Curiosity Rovers to navigate across Cow Dung Road to finally reach their first destination at 10:14 am, Marble Ritual. The mission was initiated with the rovers at full charge:
Perseverance: 100% battery and 281.4 hours
Curiosity: 100% battery and 261.9 hours
The crew’s main objective was to navigate and familiarize themselves with the Marble Ritual site. They were working on obtaining the proper knowledge to carry out successful missions during this training EVA. Adriana helped the crew learn a lot about what she researches by finding minerals and fossils! They walked around various landscapes while Adriana talked about the past history of the rock formations. The crew collected petrified wood and worm burrow trace fossils while exploring the amazing landscapes! Nathan also took a picture of a large shrub and Riya found a rock formation that looked like the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt! The EVA progressed fabulously as the team executed planned steps, ensuring both exploration and safety were prioritized, resulting in a resounding success. The crew returned to the Habitat (HAB) with the rovers at:
Perseverance: 73% battery and 281.5 hours
Curiosity: 80% battery and 261.9 hours
The reentry process for the HAB commenced at 1057, concluding their Martian exploration. While the crew was waiting in the airlock, they awaited to finally clean the waterfalls from their noses.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): N518700, E4250800
Participants: Adriana Brown (Commander), Nathan Bitner (Crew Engineer), Riya Raj (GreenHab Officer/Crew Biologist)
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Drive North on Cow Dung Road and park at the side of the road. Then walk East 1 km.
Mode of travel: Driving (Perserverance and Opportunity Rovers) and walking

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