EVA Report – March 28th

EVA # 4

Filled by Otsmar Villarroel, Commander

Crew members:  Elijah Espinoza, Esteban Ramirez, Pitchayapa Jingjit, Becky Parker

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Time: departure at 10:25 am. Estimated return at 12:00 am

Duration: 1 hours and 35 minutes approximately
Vehicles: 2 Rovers, 1 ATV

Geology EVA.  Teach students about sedimentary rocks, deposition, lithification, and examination of the regolith.  Perform Monsell Soil Color analysis, use Brunton Compass to determine strike and dip.

Goal: Complete the Geology EVA.

EVA departure was slightly delayed due to the arrival of the NPR reporter, Rae Bichell. During the EVA, we examined pieces of sandstone and used a Brunton compass to obtain the strike and dip of the cap rock on a hoodoo located at the site. Everyone was able to learn and demonstrate how to use the compass. Rea accompanied the crew during the EVA, so we decided to made just one stop (12 N 518524 4249129).  Second part of the EVA will be rescheduled to be completed later this week.