Science Post – November 8th
The Science Dome
One of the newest additions to the growing MDRS complex is the science dome. It is a 3/5th spherical geodetic structure with the spaces filled by fly wood and coated inside and out by closed-cell foam. The dome is connected to the other station modules by a semi-enclosed tunnel. From it front it reminds me of the crew module of the spaceship Discovery in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Yesterday the door was finally hung and we started cleaning and moving equipment and furniture into it.
The dome also houses the controls to, and batteries for the solar array that will soon power the station. When fitted out we expect the dome will look amazing inside. We have a lot of work still to do, but are looking forward to be able to work in our new space and to found new and additional uses for it.