Antipodes 3 Gmail chat log: MDRS and Mission Control Wellington - NZST
11:30 PM Haritina: done
Elf: great - so you're quitting skype and re-starting mumble?
11:31 PM Haritina: yes
11:32 PM opened mumble 123
Elf: also they asked me to advise you that the suit tester has mobility restrictions cause their CO2 sensor is broken
11:33 PM just let me know when you're logged into mumbl;e
Haritina: i cannot log into mumble
11:34 PM is that jpl thing that she sent earlier?
it's the same server as always
i can hear them
11:35 PM port 5001
Haritina: now I cannot find the instructions
do we move to on demand?
oh my god i can hear them
Elf: ok now drag and drop your comms to the 'on demand channel' and i'll check our audio is all good
Haritina: i am here
11:36 PM it says mcc wellington moved to experimetns
Elf: yup stay where you are for aa moment
Elf: im trying to get their comms person to join us
11:37 PM i need the instructions too
where are they
11:38 PM i could hear you could you?
Elf: nope i could hear you
Elf: i just sent you the latest procedures
go to configure
11:39 PM Elf: and go through the audio wizard'
and yes i emailed them to gmail
Haritina: yep am doing it now
11:40 PM i am trying now
should be done
11:41 PM can you not hear me?
11:42 PM ok
11:43 PM it says that the mumble overlay expired
yes i can
11:45 PM Elf: got you!
Haritina: i cannot hear you
I cannot hear you
11:46 PM are you saying anyting
11:48 PM Elf: go here
Elf: and sign in with username oewf
11:49 PM and password mars2012
11:57 PM Haritina: there
11:59 PM Elf: cause you dont have a headset - you migth want to mute your mic (thre's a microphone icon at the top of the mumble screen)
Haritina: i have a headset
Elf: once we get instructions
Haritina: can you hear me?
or background noise?
Elf: we can hear eveything
12:00 AM Haritina: opening vlc
12:03 AM can you hear me now
try pushing the red button
12:04 AM oops sorry no that's not right
12:05 AM Haritina: i cannot open the video stream
12:06 AM I cannot authenticate
Elf: you're using the link http://lunarsat.uibk.ac.at:8080/
in the vlc
Elf: im recieveing it clearly
Haritina: i am not
since they told me to switch to push to talk
12:08 AM Elf: ok you have to set up a shortcut
so to settings in mumble
then down the side to shortshuts tab
12:09 AM then add a push to talk and choose a button to hold or push whilst you talk
(i chose spacebar)
Haritina: an hten
Elf: click ok
12:10 AM unmute
and let me hear your lovely voice!
you have to hold it down
Haritina: the spacebar
Elf: is that what you picked
12:11 AM do i just press it now?
Elf: then hold it down and say "kiwisonMars for MCC wellington'
Haritina: and say something?
Elf: now we need that video feed
Haritina: now the video
12:12 AM Elf: just try repeating what you did before
(sometimes it works, sometimes not)
it says http autentication
please enter a valid login name and a password
ok open vlc
12:13 AM Haritina: done
Elf: then go to 'media'
drop down menu
select 'open network stream;'
Haritina: were is media
Elf: top left
and then network
Elf: just under the traffic cone icon
12:14 AM Haritina: http://mission.oewf.org/telemetry/internal
Haritina: i have a mac it's different
Elf: \this one
Haritina: just a bit
do I need to say something?
Elf: you see the grid?
12:15 AM Haritina: yes
Elf: 'KiwisonMars for COntact Manager'
then when she answers tell her that the video is working
12:16 AM what do i do
Elf: start from 6.1
just check where the sampling spots are first
12:18 AM Haritina: man i don't understand what i need to do
Elf: he has the sample locations already :)
Haritina: are you there?
Elf: just ask which step he's up to
12:19 AM Haritina: did you hear that?
Elf: i think it's step 6.8
Haritina: who does she want to talk to
Elf: not us
dont worry about it
if they ask anything
please write here what i need to say
Elf: we're crossing over with JPL at the moment so there'a a lot of chatter
12:20 AM Elf: ok i will do
Haritina: i have not seen this before :)
its great we could connect
outside is overcast
Elf: it's ok you're doing much better than me
it's freezing here
my mum told me
Elf: i'm going to sleep at work cause i dont want to walk home in the cold
12:21 AM here is overcooking
Elf: (so jealous)
i cant believe this expt is working!
Haritina: same here
Elf: it's been 3 tries and 3 fails before!
we're doing it!
Haritina: what do you mean
12:22 AM yay
sort of i lost video
can you still see it?
click the play button in vlc
Haritina: came back
Elf: you will get iit back
Haritina: done htat
12:23 AM oh my god i can see the suit
12:25 AM Elf: hrmm i wonder when we're going to take control
Haritina: don't know
Elf: when you are rather
Haritina: are we?
12:26 AM Haritina: man now what do i say?
what is the step
12:27 AM Elf: ok tell him to clean the hammer
12:28 AM Haritina: do i do the right thing?
oh my god
Elf: ask him to advise you when he is finished with sample collection
12:29 AM Haritina: now?
Elf: when he has finished with the current one
Haritina: so ill wait
poor thing he has to take all those samples
12:30 AM Elf: ok go ahead hari
which step am I now?
12:31 AM Elf: ask him to confirm that he has 5 samples from the ice
12:32 AM am i doing the right thing?
Haritina: how do you know?
12:33 AM man is this what am i supposed to say?
can you hear me?
Elf: now we're just taking two more samples here
so just runn through the procedure with him twice
he gets to pick the sampling location spot
12:34 AM Haritina: i am to step 6.3
Elf: ok now go to 6.4
12:35 AM ask him to try and take closer to 300 grams
Haritina: ha ha ha
12:36 AM Elf: he can pick the location
12:37 AM Haritina: why 300
Elf: that what we were asked to do
in the instructions says 250
12:38 AM Elf: dont worry 250 will be fine im sure
this is sample 4 by the way from E3
Haritina: how do you know all these?
Elf: i'm mission control
it's my job
12:40 AM great now we just do one more sample
Haritina: ha ha this is awesome
12:41 AM we're done
Elf: advise the suit tester to move back to E3
(the polluted spot)
12:42 AM clean the hammer
ask him to confirm of both hammer and chisel are clean
Haritina: just did
12:43 AM Elf: and again he gets to pick the location
this is sample #5
maybe ask for 300 grams this time
12:45 AM Haritina: what was that?
Elf: tell him good job at the end :)
12:47 AM he's done it all Harti - we're done
now hand back over to cap com
Haritina: oh very good
are we done?
12:48 AM how awesome
Elf: say handing back to ops
Haritina: did you take many screen shots
Elf: then leave the channel
nope i dident!
12:49 AM Haritina: they did not say anything
i just left
12:50 AM Elf: you can chat to me in the on-demand channel if you like
12:51 AM Haritina: Skype?
Elf: hari are you hearing this??
just the applauses
Elf: i said a huge thanks from us
12:52 AM Haritina: skype
i heard you
Elf: and they said thanks an congratulations
Haritina: very good
did you hear me talking
you did not hear me?
Elf: nope we couldnt hear you!
i was saying as well
lol ispoke over you
that was just awesome
i could not have done it without you
Elf: :) you did so well Hari!
that's what mission control is
Haritina: oh i had no idea what i was doing
12:53 AM and i couldnt have done it without you
i'm going to ames next week
Elf: i have PLANS for an extension on this when you get back to aotearoa
12:54 AM Haritina: aweseom
i was also thinking
here the suits are crap
here at mdrds
and if we could get someone to do some awesome suits
that people would love to wear
it would change heaps here
and of course now we have to go to antarctica
12:55 AM why do we go there? remind me please
Elf: ok several reasons
one is that it's similar to the martian polar environment in terms of temp extremes
12:56 AM and dryness
but now we know what procedures are like we can design and run experiments right here in NZ
up in the desert road
Elf: we can test sampling techniques, rovers, vehicles, autonomous drone
Haritina: and will bring the other suit
Elf: the LOT
Haritina: jon will bring it
Elf: and i can get up crouwfundign support for it all
Haritina: the lot man
12:57 AM can't wait
hey that would be awesome
i want to be part of it
Elf: then we can sequence the DNA of everythihg we fine and analyse it computationally on a cluster
Haritina: how was the nerdnite?
Elf: of course Hari - you will be the commander
Haritina: lol i love that dna stuff
i like that
i lie in my commander bed now
Elf: i'll control ops
Haritina: i did not even get off the bed
12:58 AM btw where are you sleeping ? have you got sleeping bag etc?
well the weather has improved
so i think i might walk home now
Haritina: that is great to hear here is overcast
i will stay put today
12:59 AM did you see the pics of the observatory?
at night? cannot remember if i sent them to you
1:00 AM Haritina: great
elf thank you so much
will be in contact soon go home and have a sleep
i am trying to go back to bed or something not sure yet
it's 7 am here
1:01 AM Elf: go to sleep
you will need it
1:02 AM i should write a blog about this shouldn't i
Haritina: for Mars
Elf: i just tweeted about it
Haritina: what shall i call it
what did you say
1:03 AM Elf: just had our first fully sucessful Antipodes experiment with @oewf and @kiwispace! On to Mars! Wahoo! :) #ontopoftheworld @Wojithe3rd
1:04 AM ok it's 1am and i have an important meeting in .....7 hours
so i'm going to walk home now
Haritina: thank you so much elf
that was awesome
Elf: thanks for everything Hari
Haritina: like truly awesome
Elf: Kiwispace rocks!
Haritina: thank you
1:05 AM Elf: ciao!