SIMPLE Science Sunday

Yesterday was a pretty cool day for the team here, a whirlwind of tours and talks as we got to share some of the work the team is doing with many of the people on station who make it possible (and anyone who would listen). Artemis has also been partially uncrated and powered up since arriving, successfully passing a check out after the long journey from Texas.

We started our Sunday at the Crary Lab with Sunfish in an aquarium test tank so people can see it swim around while Peter and Kristof laid out some engineering highlights and played videos from previous deployments. Even more exciting though is the Artemis open house that went down right after-

Britney entertaining questions from the second group of people who came by to check out the vehicle.

Britney entertaining questions from the second group of people who came by to check out the vehicle.

We were excited to see how many people made the trip down to check out the vehicle, and thankful to the South Pole Traverse team for sharing their shop until we can get Artemis out to the field. We actually had another tour this morning and will do one more tonight as well. After the Artemis show & tell, Vickie capped the day off with an excellent talk to over 100 people in the galley after dinner about prior vehicles and the work that is leading up to a Europa lander.

Peter pointing out some of the copious instrumentation in Artemis.

Peter pointing out some of the copious instrumentation in Artemis.

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