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Date Time: 20:00 01/31/2013
Written By: David Willson, Crew Commander of MDRS123 

Today was the first all blue sky day clear of clouds with temperatures reaching approx. 50 degrees F.

Our primary aim today was to investigation of rock coating, collect samples for Curiosity test bed analyses and organic extraction trials and operate in the field the Raman spectrometer on the analog samples in the field.

Checking the strata

The Crew undertook a 4 hour out of sim EVA to the region N38°27’ 30”, E 110° 45’ 45” with the Raman spectrometer expediting our primary aim. We explored the region and gained a dozen spectrographs of Jurassic period rocks, soils, petrified wood and bivalves. Some samples were collected for analysis in the Hab that include using the ocean Optics reflectance spectrometer.

Time
USNG
Elevation (m)
Notes

10:40AM

12S WH 18217 55988

1371

Entry to survey valley

11:07AM

12S WH 18184 56063

1367

Jurassic samples location 1

12:54PM

12S WH 18166 56099

1374

Left Raman location

1:33PM

12S WH 18302 56336

1369

Sand sample

1:41PM

12S WH 18324 56394

1364

Jurassic samples location 2

1:53PM

12S WH 18329 56397

1370

Jurassic samples location 3

3:22PM

12S WH 18167 50906

1373

Hab location

Glowing 123 Crew with Raman spectrometer

 

Other activity by Melanie and Emma included some work in the Green Hab, another recipe developed from storable food for future Mars explorers, requests for light bulb replacement and the suggestion to add a chemical toilet to the Hab.

Melanie reviving the avocado tree in the GreenHab

Finally Jen documented the samples and spectra collected during the day.

ENDS.

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