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A very big plane

Date posted: November 29th, 2014

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Things I’m thankful for…..

Date posted: November 27th, 2014

My apologies for a more personal posting today,  but it is Thanksgiving here in the US after all.   Here’s a list of things I’m thankful for, mostly ANSMET related……
….the amazing support we’ve gotten from the planetary community.   …Read more.

Short update from McMurdo

Date posted: November 26th, 2014

Just got off the phone with John in McMurdo.   Things going pretty well there, but still plenty to do too.  John and Brian (who are tenting together) took care of their food pull already, and they’re going to use a lot of the food left cached at CTAM at the end of last year’s vastly shortened trip (due to the government shutdown). …Read more.

blogging with Iridium satellite phone

Date posted: November 25th, 2014

Hi all, this is a pre-season test of our blog posting system. The attached pic was taken with a small portable camera, transferred to the ipad with an SD card reader, resized to about 640×480 with the simple resizer app, and then attached to this mail composed and sent using the iridium Mail and Web app. …Read more.

How the team is preparing for the trip- take two

Date posted: November 24th, 2014

Packing Challenges
With less than a week to go the realities of packing for the trip are setting in.  For the past few months I have been collecting things that I think I might need or want.  …Read more.

How the team is preparing for the trip!

Date posted: November 24th, 2014

With one week to go, how am I feeling about this upcoming adventure? Grateful.

Grateful for the opportunity to be an ANSMET team member and go to the coolest place on Earth…
Grateful for all my friends and family who are as excited about this adventure as I am…
Grateful for everyone who has been supporting me and helping me out with logistics…
And grateful for offspring who don’t follow through on threats of penguin hats for Christmas…  J
Christine …Read more.

John and Brian are in McMurdo

Date posted: November 21st, 2014

Just before dinner tonight John and Brian called me from McMurdo Station.  They report that they arrived in McMurdo late on Wednesday after limited delays (just a few hours) in Christchurch.   …Read more.

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