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How do you make a Chief Scientist want to Cry?

10/15/08

Permalink 07:04:42 am, by millercommamatt, 177 words   English (US)
Categories: General, Meteorology

How do you make a Chief Scientist want to Cry?

Boy did I ever wake up to chaos this morning. At around 3:30 last night the starboard Z-axis drive starting spinning of it's own free will and can only be controlled manually. For those of you playing at home, the ship is propelled by two Z-axis drives at the rear of the ship which are basically propeller pods that are able to spin 360 degrees. Right now we're only moving at two knots while the engineers troubleshoot and try to correct the problem so that we get computer controlled steering back.

To add to the problem, one of the condensation drain pumps that drains condensation water from one of the air conditioners quit last night and partially flooded the forward berthing area. So I think everyone can guess what the other half of the engineering staff is doing.

We're still moving south, but very slowly and our schedule is very tight. Hopefully we'll be underway at full speed soon. and our chief scientist doesn't have to worry about not having enough time to do what he needs to do.

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