In the past week we finished most of the work on the Virus Support Structure (VSS) and on Friday were able to have the first rotation including the new air bearings under the VSS. In addition, we had some of the team working on sealing the dome enclosure. Vicki worked on the outer vents at the base of the ring wall and Logan and Kathryn worked on the dome and sealed the nodes near top.
This week we will be finishing the clean up of the upper hex removing the trollies, encoders and last of the interconnects. We will also make room for the new JLG man-lift (we call Jr.) on the dome floor. This work is in preparation for the work that John Good will start in Nov.