EVA Report – April 12th

EVA #17
Author: Arnaud de Wergifosse (Scientist)
Purpose of EVA: This EVA will be focused on Romain Maddox’s experiment. On Sol 1, he took the baseline for his experiment, this time, he will do the fourth data collection with the rest of the team. The 5 last crew members will continue the experiment by controlling a drone (Parrot Anafi) and doing 8 maneuvers with an estimate of 7 minutes per flight and per person and the same place that they did last time, Marble Ritual. Crew members will stay in a radius of about 60m around the rover. They should only go at around 20 meters but as we experienced last time, if the drone has a malfunction and crashes, we might need the 60 meter radius. Anyway, we will contact the Main Hab before exceeding 20 meters.
Start time: 8:30am
End time:
Narrative: As usual, we got ready for an EVA. But it wasnt a usual one. It was the last one that marked the end of our mission here on Mars. Once we got out, we enjoyed the view, took the rovers and drove to Marble Ritual. It was so commun but so special this time. It was like time was going a bit slower. We arrived at the location and performed the last 4 flights. Everything was nominal. We drove back to what was our home for the last two months and entered the sas for the last time. During the decompression we glanced a last time to this red surface, this land of dream hoping the adventure wasnt finished. But the opening of the inside door broke that hope. Thank you Mars for all you gave us but it is time to go back to the mother of all life, Mother Earth.
Destination: Marble Ritual
Coordinates (use UTM WGS 84): 4251000 518750
Participants: Romain Maddox (Commander), Hippolyte Hilgers (Green Hab Officer), Lorraine Baes (Executive Officer), Maxime Foucart (Astronomer) and Louis Joseph (Engineer
Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road 0110
Mode of travel: Driving 3 rovers (Opportunity, Perseverance and Spirit) and walking.

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