The initial Away Teams in support of the GREECE launch campaign left California and Texas today.
The UC Berkeley (UCB) team – Nathan Carruth, Erica Kotta, Jeremy McCauley, Amanda Slagle – left OAK this morning around 1000 Pacific. As of 1800 Pacific the team had arrived in Fairbanks, AK, and were in the process of collecting tools and ground support equipment (GSE) from the airport and settling in.
The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) team – Robert Michell, Guy Grubbs – arrived so late on Wed, 08 Jan 2014 that it was actually Thursday morning (0200 local time).
Other members of both teams will be arriving later in January, closer to the launch window:
Marilia Samara (GREECE PI) will arrive on or about Wed, 15 Jan 2014.
John Bonnell (UCB Co-I) will arrive on Mon, 20 Jan 2014.
Steve Powell (special guest of the team, Cornell University) will arrive on Wed, 22 Jan 2014.
First day at Poker Flat Research Range (PFRR) is set for tomorrow, Thursday, 09 Jan 2014.