Friday, November 30, 2012

We Have Arrived

At the launch site, that is.

I woke up this morning to the familiar "Vertical Rumble" of the ship being held in place with the Dynamic Positioning System. Our stern is into the wind and waves right now, which means every so often a big roller will come along, and pick up the stern, causing us to slap back down with a big WHAM! after it passes.

The two ships will be moving around for the next couple of days as we transfer people and gear back and forth using the link bridge and the helicopter, and then settle down into the final launch position about 24~36 hours prior to launch, depending on a lot of things I'm not privy to.

Hopefully we'll get this bird off the pad on time, and then head back home on December 4th.

So probably light posting until then.

3 comments:

  1. You know, back in the day we "parked" with the pointy end toward the waves/wind. I guess things have changed. :)

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  2. That's what we'll do when we get into final launch position.

    For now we just have to put up with the rough ride.

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