Picture Gallery for Sat 2005-05-07 23:42:22 UTC


Click to enlargeBLAST sticking out the door to try and get the TDRSS antenna in a position to see the Satellite.
Click to enlargeThe view of the pad, Friday afternoon.
Click to enlargeBLAST sticking out the door to get the TDRSS antenna in a position to see the Satellite. The TDRSS antenna is the greenish cylinder on top of the gondola.
Click to enlargeThe view from across the pad through the snow.
Click toplayMark inserts the dewar warmer: a soldering iron tip on the end of a long rod.
Click to enlargeMark inserts the dewar warmer.
Click to enlargeHelium plume.
Click to enlargeHelium plume. The whiter part near the bottom is a flame of liquid helium.
Click to enlargeMatt blows off some cryogens.
Click to enlargeThe view between the mirror and the mirror cover.
Click to enlargeMark inserts the dewar warmer again.
Click toplayA jet of liquid nitrogen.
Click to enlargeLiquid nitrogen spewing from the cryostat. Jeff thought it was empty. It wasn't.
Click to enlargeNitrogen droplets in the air.
Click to enlargeA close up of the nitrogen jet.
Click to playLiquid nitrogen spewing from the cryostat.
Click to enlargeNitrogen plume.
Click to enlargeNitrogen droplets. The droplets always precede the plume, since the plume is just condensation in the air.
Click to enlargeNitrogen droplets.
Click to enlargeLooking down the road from the balloon base. Hotel Dagobert can be seen centre, behind the satellite dishes. On the left is the uncompleted addition to Hotel Dilbert.
Click to enlargeSaturday. Our first view of the top of Radar Hill since Monday.
Click to enlargeMatt finds some dubious Swedish food: Smorgastorte.
Click to enlargeA close up of the Smorgastorte. It appears to be some sort of cake with eggs, lemon, shrimp and vegetables on top. We didn't buy any.
Click to enlargeOn an earlier shopping trip Enzo asked for juniper berries. Having no idea what that might be called in Swedish, Marie and company returned with Dragon, which turned out to be tarragon. We consulted my dictionary and learned juniper was Enbär, so they actually were only one spice off from the right one.
Click to enlargeThe fake sun heating the cryostat.
Click to enlargeGaelen and Marco fix up one of BLAST's "wings".
Click to enlargeEnzo works with Chris Field and Don Bunt of NSBF to try and debug the TDRSS problems.
Click to enlargeNo Climbing on Inner Frame.
Click to enlargeMarie fixes the scoop.
Click to enlargeWalking to dinner.
Click to enlargeGaelen managed to stick a dart in the wood strips between the ceiling tiles.

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