In the struggles department, many of us have been fighting nasty colds this week. We're also having to work a bit to get everyone out to the site when they need to be there, and to keep from stepping on each other as we all work on various aspects of the robot. We've been lucky enough to borrow some vehicles, some folks have pulled some very late nights to spread the schedule out, and Bill and John even slept at the camp on Wednesday night. Soon, we'll have sleeping tents set up out there, giving us some more flexibility in scheduling and transportation.
On the whole, forward momentum is good right now, and the first in-water tests of ARTEMIS feel very close.
The stars aligned a few days ago such that all nine currently-in-the-field Stone Aerospace ARTEMIS team members were in the bot house with ARTEMIS at the same time. I seized the moment to capture a group photo.
The weather has been cold, but nice and calm the last few days. Mt. Erebus was looking excellent yesterday, sunlit even as low clouds shaded the sea ice near camp: