Saturday December 31st – prepping H1 and annual summer BBQ


Today we were getting the plastic membrane under the legs of the H1 module ready for the next move, scheduled for Sunday evening. We winched the module forward to get separation from the E2 module. This took around 26 tonnes (and a round a quarter of the module weight) to break the static friction (stiction) and get some movement.
Today we went through the Morph global positioning system to see if I can use it with other data to make sure we understand the new station movements and use the data effectively.
In the evening we held the annual summer BBQ outside and to bring in the New Year. An Ice Bar was created with shots chilled in the ice. Pretty nippy in the evening so most of us eventually migrated inside once we had eaten. The key was to eat very quickly before the food had gone cold or re-frozen.