Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day 55, December 18, 2012 -- Waiting to launch

Yesterday we finished debugging the two outstanding hardware issues we had (some pivot motor control weirdness, and some detector readout crate odd behavior). Today we are confident that we can launch at the next available opportunity, which appears now to be Friday morning.

Because there was so little for me to do in the high bay yesterday, I (and a few others) left in the early afternoon and caught a shuttle back to McMurdo. I took a little walk down to Hut Point because some people had seen penguins there the day prior, but I didn't see any (sadly!). I did see, however, a big machine picking up large chunks of sea ice from around the ice pier and loading them into dump trucks for transport to who knows where. I spent most of the rest of the night working on slides for my lecture that I'll be giving tomorrow night.

Pictures:
https://picasaweb.google.com/104253244018605213307/EBEXInAntarctica20121218

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The launch is upon us!
    Way to go, best of luck!

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