Most of the team leaves for Bonney

Most of the team, except Chris and myself, left for Lake Bonney today morning at 10:30.  The flight takes about 30-40 minutes. They will set up the tents and the platform and organize some of the Do-Not-Deep-Freeze stuff that is flown there all through the day.  5 helicopters will transport our stuff to the camp today. Some of the Do-Not-Freeze stuff such as computers, electronics etc. will fly out tomorrow or Friday with the robot. Chris and I are here to baby-sit the robot and make sure that the robot gets handled carefully while transporting to the helo-pad, and do some pending programming work.

A rough estimate from Peter is that the total weight of our stuff would be around 70,000 lbs!

Peter getting ready to leave outside his office in the Crary Building.

Peter getting ready to leave outside his office in the Crary Building.

Stuff ready for loading.

Stuff ready for loading.

Bart and Bill listening to safety instructions.

Bart and Bill listening to safety instructions.

The team.

The team.

Bart ready to board. There was too much stuff and too many people.

Bart ready to board.

Helicopter ready to leave.

Helicopter ready to leave.

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2 Responses to Most of the team leaves for Bonney

  1. Maria Richmond says:

    Hi Shilpa, I am Kristof’s mom and it is so nice to be able to keep track of him via your blog. Thank you for your effort of reporting every day. I am curious to see whether you will be able to keep it up once you, too, are at Bonney Lake.
    Good luck and when you see Kristof, please tell him hi from his parents.
    Maria

  2. sgulati says:

    Hi Maria,

    I am happy to know that this blog has been useful to you. Looks like the weather will clear by Monday and we have been scheduled to fly Monday afternoon. I will convey your message to Kristof when I get there. I suspect that I will be very busy the first few days at Bonney, but once things settle down and we develop a procedure, there will most likely be some time availale to update the blog.

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