EVA Report – April 26th

Crew 297 EVA 18 Report 26-4-2024

EVA #18

Author: Sarah Lamm

Purpose of EVA: To observe the region that appears purple from orbit. This location has also been referred to as Purple Mountain. This will be the last EVA for geological purposes, as well as the last EVA for Crew 297.

Start Time: 11:06 AM

End Time: 12:50 PM

Narrative: Due to wind conditions, we drove Opportunity and Curiosity to North Ridge. We walked to the southwest part of North Ridge and began to hike up to the peak. On the way up we observed green shale, various colors of regolith, and tan sandstone. We were able to observe lots of sandstone that had fallen from the higher layers. On the way down we came through the saddle on the south side.

Destination: Northern Ridge

Coordinates: 12S 518483 4251766

Participants: Pawel Sawicki (Commander), Matt Storch (Executive Officer), Matt Lynch (Engineer), and Sarah Lamm (Geologist)

Road(s) and routes per MDRS Map: Cow Dung Road

Mode of travel: Opportunity & Curiosity ; Walking

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