Crew members: Chemist Victoria LaBarre, Astronomer Otsmar Villarroel, and Geologist Jonathan Beechner
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ATV: 1, 2, 3
Time: 10:00 departure – 12:30 pm return
Purpose: The Emergency Medical Service Rover (EMSR) is a robot designed and programmed to retrieve an injured astronaut out on an EVA at Mars and bring him or her back to the Hab for medical assistance. This EVA will simulate a situation in which the EMSR will perform this task while driven by a human driver. The injured astronaut is a Barbie that the EMSR will go, lift up into an operating deck and then drive back to the Hab.
Departure for this EVA was delayed due to making motor adjustments. EMSR did well on firmer terrain but wheel size and gear ratio seemed incompatible with softer soil. Minor damage was sustained during transport. After repairs and adjustments, a local EVA will be requested for Friday, April 15 to conduct additional EMSR testing while minimizing transport damage.