Sunday, April 15, 2007

Stuff

Man I got some readers today! Wonder what happened? Oh, one of my posts which I copied to the FMARS blog site got completely misinterpreted at NASA Watch. Thanks Keith! I'm sure you will post a correction once you figure out what I was actually saying. Given your anti-Mars Society slant, I won't hold my breath. Since you missed some of the things NASA is doing with TMS, look at this site for NASA's Spaceward Bound Program. Maybe you want to talk to Chris McKay next time you bump into him at the NASA-Ames Yuri's Night party. Chris told the FMARS crew it was cool too. Sorry I had to miss it. Oh, wait, no I'm not.

In other news, Paul and I are coordinating our flight support and putting together a logistical plan to get to Devon and find out what we need to do to make the FMARS station run. We are trying to get to Devon on Tuesday with the first supply flight. What we hope to do is get in Tuesday AM, do some initial recon, and get back out to Res in the PM. This is iffy in the Arctic, but we are prepared to stay a couple of nights if we have to. Then once we get back to Ozzie's South Camp Inn in Res we will put in our materials order, make the final plans, get some sleep, and then fly back out to Devon late in the week for good.

I had hoped to get some time on a snowmobile today before we get to Devon. It might still happen, but it is looking like it will be tomorrow. The up-side is with the added down-time I was able to get my Google Earth cache loaded and play with the GPS tracks I got from the flights out. Here is my current location, one of those tracks, and a pic of me with my first 'stash-cicle - enjoy:

8 comments:

kcowing said...

You wrote what you wrote. Admit it - you wrote things that are simply not true and now you are back peddling away from what you wrote by dumping on me.

James Harris said...

Please point out anything I wrote which you think was not true and I will happily clarify or retract. If you want to see my passport when I get back I'll be in LA for the Mars Society conference. I'm sure Chris would be more than happy to clarify our level of NASA support now. You do have his email, right? Journalists do things like fact-checking all the time Keith.

georgi said...

Fixit,

You should post a link to your location on GoogleMaps:
Here it is:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=74.683333,-94.866667&ie=UTF8&z=16&ll=74.698037,-94.828727&spn=0.004694,0.023088&t=k&om=1

Cheers man.
Gesh

georgi said...

Also man...
Show some more pictures of Resolute. Is there are bar?

kcowing said...

Does the Mars Society have an agreement with NASA that specifies a "joint venture of NASA" (your words) on Devon Island with the Mars Society? If so please post that agreement or a link to it.

You might want to check YOUR facts ...

James Harris said...

Actually those were not my words Keith. If you read my post it clearly says that I am quoting from my Canadian Visitor's Record. That's what those quotes mean. See that picture? I didn't write that. I didn't even see it until I got to my hotel that night. That was all written by Canadian Customs and Immigration on their form. I never said any such thing to them. You assumed that was the case and took it to an absurd extreme to further your own agenda. If you let me post on your blog I would be happy to explain that to your readers as I have done here for mine.

Unfortunately this is all the time I have to devote you your misquote of my quote. I have real work to do in the Arctic. Good day sir.

georgi said...

Fixit,

Don't waste your time spoiling your arctic fun with pugnacious know-it-alls and post some photos man. I want to see a full beardcicle. Cheers dude.

Emily said...

Hey, it's a frosty-looking James! Hope you guys have fun out there today. I talked to Chris and the radiation detector's on the way! I'm soooooo excited.

And I can *almost* walk again. :P