Short update from McMurdo

Ralph here-  got a short update from the gang still in McMurdo-  yes, you read that correctly, they are still in McMurdo.  I received emails from Jim and Manavi.  Jim says that there’s a broken LC-130 at South Pole Station and saturday’s only LC-130 mission (Friday our time) is to send a crew up there to fix and retrieve it. ANSMET is a backup mission to that, with a decent chance to fly.  If that doesn’t get us into the field there are opportunities on Monday and Tuesday,  but then the Christmas holiday descends and puts things off still further.

Here’s hoping for a quick change to weather /plane issues/ scheduling issues……


-posted by rph from Cleveland