Paul, do you still want me to come out and help pick up and move the helium? I
can bring my own helium, Mike KD0FW has offered to haul it out there for me, so
don't worry about that tank.
As I recall we last left it, I was coming out on the 3rd to help pick up helium
and take it to JNSC. I might be able to bring another body with me. I don't
really have a good vehicle to move it with, but can get it done. My little car
should be able to carry two tanks at a time.
Is there a Uhaul there (I think I remember one) where we could rent a pickup for
$19 (that's what I seen on the sides of them here)? That might make it easier.
That would make the helium about $2.50 more per tank. I don't know anyone out
there with a pickup, myself.
Anyway, I'm waiting to help, just let me know what you need me to do.
AT this point I have 5 people committed for the launch, so we should be ok.
There are 3 confirmed for the symposium - Cris took a day of vacation I didn't
know about - possibly the 4th person will also make the symposium. I'll let you
> Okay, I'm here and have some email access. If we have to move the
> launch site, I'm going to have problems with the helium. Adding Don's
> request, I have nine tanks of helium to deal with. My little Prizm
> would have a hard time moving a single tank.
> I'll need some help here. Actually, a lot of help.
> I'm heading to Topeka to line up some media coverage. I'll spend the
> next two days at the campus checking out equipment and making copies.
> I'll also make reservations for meals.
> If we can avoid moving the launch site, that would be helpful from my
> end. If we have to move, we need to make plans for moving 9 tanks of
> helium to the site and helping me get them back to Linweld afterwards.