EVA Report – March 31st

EVA Report:  EVA #9
Filled by Otsmar Villarroel, Crew Commander
Crew members: Pitchayapa Jingjit, Esteban Espinoza, Caleb Li, Otsmar Villarroel
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12 N 518172 4250624
12 N 518158 4253775
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12 N 518230 4250725 (outside the hab)
Time: departure at 3:00 pm. Estimated return at 5: 30 pm
Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately
Vehicles: 2 ATV’s and 1 Rover
The purpose of this EVA is the collection of soil samples surrounding the Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS) to bring back to McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas in order to find bacteria producing antibiotics to combat antibiotic resistance crisis.
Twenty one soil samples, 5 g each approximately, were collected to bring them back to McLennan Community College to begin soil dilution process. Samples were collected from five different places around MDRS. The goal for this research is to find unique and effective antibiotics available to cure resistant bacteria.