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April 27, 2005 at 9:23 am #357
Have you guys gone crazy yet? Im waiting impatiently for the report. ~AmyApril 27, 2005 at 10:27 am #2484MightyAtlasModerator
Keep waitin’, babe – we’re busy working! It’s a concept you summer folk aren’t familiar with…
atlasApril 27, 2005 at 12:00 pm #2485brendanstamp05Member
Well someone has to finish the alcohol you folks can’t manage.April 28, 2005 at 4:32 am #2486
Hey Mike, Im assuming your wintering over again…am I right? I tried to
enter thru the discussions part but it wouldnt let me. Would you mind
sending me a note with my log in info so I can post something the proper
way? Since im here, are there any good sites for pic's of the Ice berg
hitting the ice tounge?
RickApril 28, 2005 at 10:25 am #2487
Since you are here, you don’t need any more info. You made it.April 29, 2005 at 7:24 pm #2488
Thanks Mike; I hope the picture doesn't cause trouble in this reply, its
nice to see what affect B-15 had on the ice tongue…I expected a larger
piece to break off. Hmmm…as I proceeded to sent this message I found out
you wont be recieving the pic that was attached, its better this way.
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http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/April 30, 2005 at 1:56 am #2489
crazy winter-overs are supposed to post pictures of jello slides in the hallways and snow filling up the cargo bay. What about the deuce? Did Tom make it the party room yet? Im waiting! Pictures of the ice tongue? gee whiz, I need some pics of insanity!April 30, 2005 at 2:32 am #2490
So far not a lot of insanity. There are a lot of people working outdoors all day long and when they quit for the end of the day, they are pretty exhausted. I’m sure it’ll change as soon as the new buildings are enclosed and heated.April 30, 2005 at 2:36 am #2491
Sparky, I think the piece that broke off is a lot bigger than you think. That little chip is at least 3 miles long.
Amy, we’ll go searching for craziness. There must be some out there, but still it’s only april. The darkness doesn’t get suffocating until July or so.
mikeApril 30, 2005 at 9:23 am #2492
What new buildings are those Mike? As for insanity……its hard to believe
its not happening down there each day or atleast every saturday evening. Do
you guys still have a little day light to work by when out doors? You do a
darn good job of making a guy home sick for that darn south pacific island!
Ok…its a little farther south of “South Pacific”.
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http://toolbar.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200415ave/direct/01/May 1, 2005 at 4:14 am #2493
We are having another huge construction year going on this year. Two big projects. In the past we’ve had a power plant and a water plant. The fear was always if we had a fire in either building we would lose all the water or all the power. They have redesigned things so that half the water plant will become power and visa versa. This year they are doing the water plant. They’ve ripped out one of the RO units and are putting in a couple of huge generators.
The other big project is the LDB (Long duration balloon) facility. Over the years the LDB project has become more and more a central part of the science here. The wind currents flow in a perfect circle around Antarctica every December. They can put a satelite payload under a giant balloon and send it up to100,000 to 200,000 feet . It collects data just like a rocket launched satelite, but for a fraction of the cost. A week later the winds will bring the balloon back over McMurdo. They fire a charge and the whole science package floats back to earth on a parachute.
For years they’ve operated out of a rinky dink building at Willy Field. This year they are building several large buildings on sleds that can be towed out to where ever they are needed. Maybe I’ll put up some photos’.
It’s Sunday morning now. Still no wild Saturday night parties. Scott base had an invitation only party last night, but from the looks of the participants it was a dress-up affair.
MikeMay 2, 2005 at 10:03 am #2494Marshak2Member
hey Amy! it’s Marsha – still wantin’ the juicy stuff I see! Are you going down later this year? I’ll find out *something* this week so I’ll let ya’ll know. Mike thanks for the update on the LDB & power plant stuff…whew, there was so much to keep up with the science AND peyton place stuff. Atlas, someone saw your name on my janitor pants, I miss ya’ll! write me @ my hotmail Amy….marshaMay 2, 2005 at 2:10 pm #2495
Hey Marsha and all…Im not coming back this coming season. Im giving it a break. I got a fabulous local job here in Alaska at the airport. But I miss you and cant wait to hear your new stories.June 6, 2005 at 9:02 am #2496DeSotoMember
How are things going??? I will be coming back this summer. I’ll be working at the SSC in the MEC. Phil Spindler had that job last summer. I am looking forward to it. At least this year I will know what I did not like about McMurdo, change my attitude a bit, and things should be fine.
Hey, if you have pictures of Mcmurdo in Winter send me a couple.
Thanks. SusanJune 6, 2005 at 3:09 pm #2497MightyAtlasModerator
Hello, Susan —
Glad to hear you’re coming back. I’m sure you’ll enjoy working at SSC. It’ll be a busy place during the summer. When will you be deploying?
I’ll be leaving at Winfly, then back at Mainbody. Yep, doing yet another season. Winter has been awesome, but I need to get back on a Winfly/Summer rotation. Just works out better for me.
What have you been up to? Lots of traveling? Where is it you reside at back in the States?
As far as pictures of the town, well, it’s looks exactly the same as it does in the summer, but without the sun (and the people, and the traffic, and the dust, and…). 🙂
Look forward to seeing you again.
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