Walking Among Giants
A while back, Jack O’Connor (Chief Engineer) and Ian Barnes (First Assistant Engineer) offered to take the members of the Expedition 335 science party on a tour of the Engine Room. The tours proved so popular that practically the whole science party signed up.
That meant that Jack and Ian had to give a total of three tours, because some of the spaces they took us through couldn’t accommodate more than about ten people at a time, and a bigger group wouldn’t have been able to hear what they said over some of the loud machinery. But Jack and Ian said they were happy to give the extra tours, so we all got to go.
We were lucky, because the day of the tour, they were doing regular maintenance on one of the engines, so we got to see inside into the guts of the machine...
[Photos by Mark Kurz]