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2176 viewsMexican Evening Primrose
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2116 viewsSilver Bush Lupine
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2123 viewsLunchtime walks provided a refreshing break from the hard work being done at the Earth Station.

Prickly Phlox
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2652 viewsAll Gear Oil was changed and maintenance was performed on all of the 32 Meter Dishes.

John Bartman Area Manager of the Statewide Radio Crew on the Right.
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Taking A Ride2470 viewsAfter Antenna #2 was cleaned and lubed, it was used to carry traffic for Antenna #1 while it was cleaned. Then it was moved to the East, to track the 307° Satellite in place of Antenna #3 while it was cleaned up.

John Bartman and Shane Edmonston on the middle platform observing the movement while Antenna #2 is swung around to the East.

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2474 viewsJohn Bartman keeps a watchful eye on all the activities.
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2813 viewsWith everything cleaned up and maintenance complete, the Triunfo Pass Satellite Earth Station was ready for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
All there was left to do was . . . . Wait.
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2454 viewsBecause of the time difference, most of the Olympic Events occurred during the nighttime hours at Triunfo Pass. But we were staffed 24 hours a day and ready for anything.
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2739 viewsThe 2008 Summer Olympics Games, and our coverage, was a huge success thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. The Olympics concluded with a magnificent Closing Ceremony and Fireworks seen around the World thanks to us.
Of course this is NOT a skyrocket from China! A passing airplane added the effect to this long one minute exposure.
     
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