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The SuperGroom Team Gets to SuperTIGER, COSI Launch, and Other McMurdo Happenings: December 27-30, 2014

30 Dec 2014, 06:32 UTC
The SuperGroom Team Gets to SuperTIGER, COSI Launch, and Other McMurdo Happenings: December 27-30, 2014
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There hasn't been too much happening with those of us on the recovery team left in McMurdo the past few days. Sunday, three Twin Otter flights from Thomas Hills landed at the SuperTIGER site and the SuperGroom Team set up camp. They've started digging out the instrument and grooming the ski-way. It only took 694 days, but SuperTIGER finally got some company out on the ice.The rest of us will be joining them in a few days, once the skiway for the Basler has been groomed. We've been officially approved for our most recent modified plan, which involves the rest of the recovery team (Tiger Tail) going through the South Pole on the way to SuperTIGER, and the entire recovery team going through the Pole on the way back. We still don't know when exactly we'll head down to the Pole or which plane we'll take to get there, but we're at the point where it's just figuring out flights and not worrying about too many other things.COSI had a successful launch yesterday. They sat out on the launch pad waiting for the winds to be right for a long enough time that I fell asleep and missed the opportunity ...

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