[Space] Well...

Christie Dudley longobord at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 14:35:55 PDT 2010


It does, of course, mean you have to make every launch if you held on to
them.  Other than that, I think it's a great idea.  Much better for everyone
if we're not hauling the stuff all over the place and carting it up and down
the elevator, etc.

Christie
_______
"We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17

The outer bounds is only the beginning.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/


On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:24 PM, Greg Stramback <grog at piratelabs.com> wrote:

> I have a few spots they could be stored at my house in Hayward.  If that
> sounds like a good idea to anyone else, we could go that route.
>
> -g-
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:22 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> That would be really great if you found something.  Atlas has decent
>> prices and is open Saturdays but now that I'm not working in the east bay,
>> Berkeley is really out of my way.  I heard there was a place out towards
>> Livermore that has better prices, though. Not sure about that.
>>
>> I think it was pretty much decided that we'd maintain having 2 cylinders
>> of gas we rotate so we could be totally sure to have enough gas for our
>> launch, to accommodate a variety of failure conditions.  I'm still not
>> convinced that storing them at Noisebridge is the wisest thing to do, but
>> it's what we came up with.
>>
>> Christie
>> _______
>> "We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
>> scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17
>>
>> The outer bounds is only the beginning.
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:11 PM, Greg Stramback <grog at piratelabs.com>wrote:
>>
>>> That's cool... I just didn't know the backstory on where / how things had
>>> worked out.  While I'm happy to handle this end of things, if the current
>>> method in place is working then no worries.  With my work schedule the only
>>> way I could take this on is if a potential vendor was open on Saturdays or
>>> if I was able to procure the cylinder super early on a weekday.
>>>
>>> I'll call around when I get a chance and see if there's anything in my
>>> area that would work out and have a competitive price.
>>>
>>> -g-
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 2:01 PM, Christie Dudley <longobord at gmail.com>wrote:
>>>
>>>> We got the tank from Atlas Welding in Berkeley.  They were considerably
>>>> cheaper than both Praxair and Airgas.
>>>>
>>>> The emptiness of it might have had more to do with Mikolaj's and my
>>>> tiredness at the end of the last launch.  It was crazy late and we had to
>>>> get the full tank out of the van.  I thought we'd pulled the full one out
>>>> and returned the empty, but based on how much helium was in there it very
>>>> well could have been the other way around.  I sincerely doubt there's any
>>>> sort of leak or problem with the tank we had.
>>>>
>>>> HOWEVER, if you wanted to take up the mantle of helium procurement, I
>>>> think that would be super.
>>>>
>>>> Christie
>>>> _______
>>>> "We also briefly discussed having officers replaced by very small shell
>>>> scripts." -- Noisebridge meeting notes 2008-06-17
>>>>
>>>> The outer bounds is only the beginning.
>>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/genriel/sets/72157623376093724/
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Mar 28, 2010 at 1:10 PM, Greg Stramback <grog at piratelabs.com>wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> hey everyone...
>>>>>
>>>>> sorry Curly and i skipped out on dinner, as we wanted to stay (and see
>>>>> if the rumors about central valley 'beef' are all they're cracked up to be).
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> if i heard right yesterday, the helium was sourced from a local welder.
>>>>>  obviously the tank wasn't full.  has anyone researched into having one of
>>>>> the industrial gas companies rent filled cylinders for the purpose?  anyone
>>>>> investigated buying used cylinders that will pass inspection?  one of the
>>>>> industrial gas companies (praxair) is very near to where i live, and i could
>>>>> facilitate this part of the  project if necessary.
>>>>>
>>>>> -g-
>>>>>
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