Tag Archives: It’s a harsh continent

Snow

There’s so much snow around here that it sometimes can escape notice, but that’s not been the situation for the last few weeks. Early on a Sunday morning nearly four weeks ago, we had a problem with the Rodwell pump. So … Continue reading

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Volunteer Work

We’re a bit over a week away from the first planes coming through S Pole, so it’s time to setup the fuel system to handle them!

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Winterover Photo

One of 300-odd candidates for the South Pole 2014 winterover photo – this happens when two Canon 6Ds are left to run at full tilt for a couple minutes. It was a cold day out, so it was difficult to … Continue reading

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Sun’s Up

Although I announced over All Call yesterday morning that “The Sun’s Up”, it was not technically true. What we saw was the reflection of the Sun off clouds a long way away, but it was our first peek at the Sun … Continue reading

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Talking With Curiosity Team

We recently had a phone conference call with the Curiosity rover team at JPL, it was neat to connect with some folks outside of the usual Antarctic circles who have an idea of what it’s like to work in such … Continue reading

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Parts

Several years ago in Dr. Avery’s college class on digital logic (fun coincidence – this is post number 2^7 on this blog), or maybe it was a required “freshman projects” class, a question got asked along the lines of “why do … Continue reading

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The Arches Again

This is what the outside of the Logistics Arch and VMF Arch look like from the outside, when they’re reasonably cleared out.

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