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MDRS EVA 05 Report: Orienteering and geology field work

Dec 20th, 2011 | By | Category: Aerospace, Mars Desert Research Station

Victoria, David and Leandro just returned from a 13.32 miles/3 hour EVA. The objective of the mission was to collect core samples and to perform cone penetration tests in order to determine the soil  geotechnical engineering properties. In addition, they practice their navigational skills using a combination of maps, compass and GPS.


Distance: 13.32 mi
Time: 3:00:38
Avg Speed: 4.4 mph
Elevation Gain: 592 ft
Calories: 601 C



Time: 3:00:38
Moving Time: 1:35:10
Elapsed Time: 3:00:45
Avg Speed: 4.4 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 8.4 mph
Max Speed: 30.4 mph


Elevation Gain: 592 ft
Elevation Loss: 592 ft
MinElevation: 4,376 ft
MaxElevation: 4,715 ft

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