Making Our Fusion Reactor Better, day 30 of 320: the duct that connected the particle beam to the vacuum vessel is sealed off so that we can collect the debris generated by grinding this off of the vessel. Notice the vacuum hose inserted through the part surrounded by blue tape.

Even with all the advice that people have given me regarding kids, no one ever mentioned the period of toddler behavior where they go around locking doors by accident. πŸ‘§πŸ‘Ά

Making Our Fusion Reactor Better, day 25 of 320: our scale model (used for tours) is now sporting a neat interactive screen (lower right). Bonus: if you view the full size image, then you can read the highlight statistics on the boards above the screen.

Making Our Fusion Reactor Better, day 24 of 320: two great accomplishments yesterday; the first crew entered the vessel to perform a survey (see clean suits, now we can start installations), and the particle beam was fully separated from the tokamak. βš—β˜€πŸ“·