Sunday, February 1, 2015


Tonight worked on checking out the balloon burners for their overhaul; very interesting, I don't know anything about metal, but will enjoy learning how to work with it! First, a good cleaning with metal cleaning compound, then an inspection by magnifying lens for cracks, other signs of fatigue etc., pressure and flow testing and finally an FAA airworthiness inspection and certificate. Also today new potential team member Tanner sat in the capsule simulator using the new communication system, a grip-button Push-to-Talk that finally gives us flawless communications; I walked him through a few of the electrical systems while talking to him on the radio from down the street; all clear comms at long last! We also finished epoxying in lines (gas, comms, biomedical, electrical) into a new abdomen port and a new helmet port. Pressure test some time this week! Tomorrow morning a radio interview, I'll post it here when it airs.

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