Two step signing on to say say good bye.
In two mornings I will be back on Earth. This is my second to last night in the dome and while I wish I could say that we’ve all been wonderful little worker-bees and already have the hab ship-shape and ready for the next crew that would be lying and I’d never lie to my beloved readers. So I have this problem with spatial approximation. I’ve never really been great at approximating how large or heavy something is, but thanks to my job as XO I am getting better. Do you know approx how large 500 grams of freeze dried broccoli looks pre and post vacuum sealing? One of the jobs of XO is basically Hab quartermaster, or in this case, Hab quartermistress. I am inventorying every single scrap of food that we have and are going to be passing on to the next crew.
I’m saying good bye now because I don’t know how much time I’ll have tomorrow between finishing up the inventory and cleaning and packing up.
So I gotta steal a bit from Zak (and apparently Jocelyn) here but go and read his blog at http://almostmars.com/2015/06/11/exit-day-schedule-and-live-stream/:
We will be leaving the dome Saturday morning (the 13th) at 8am Hawaii time (noon mountain time). We have a day of media interviews, a skydive with the Golden Knights and a BBQ/pool party planed for that day (fingers crossed the weather holds). There will be a live stream set up for the day: https://livestream.com/accounts/13885785. We haven’t figured out the details of how we are going to stream the jump landing but hopefully there won’t be any issues.
Currently, the stream is scheduled as:
The hab exit will be from 8:00am until 9:30am but this could potentially start a little earlier.
Then, the jump landings in Kona will be from 11am until 3pm.
So there you have it, I hope to see you there!