Lunar SPORE Project Update 46

SPORE Project Update

Hi there. Just wanted to let you know I’m still working on the Lunar SPORE project.

Work on the project today:

  • The SSL is operational. Huzzah! I don’t know how much more secure the site is now but it’s probably better than nothing.
  • I called over a dozen landscape/rock supply companies in and around Tampa today looking for basalt gravel for the SPORE experiment. No luck. Most didn’t even know what basalt was and they sure didn’t stock it. It’s too bad I don’t live somewhere with local basalt rock.
  • I pulled the trigger and bought six 40-lb bags of basalt gravel from Home Depot online (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Butler-Arts-0-50-cu-ft-40-lbs-3-4-in-Natural-Basalt-Decorative-Landscaping-Gravel-BST-3-4-40/309543202). They will be delivered to my local store by next week. I’m not thrilled that it’s the only source I could find and that I can’t verify that it’s really basalt but it’s what I have at the moment. It will be good enough for SPORE Pressure Experiment 1 anyway.
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