[ExI] Dawn launch (loading the xenon)

Russell Wallace russell.wallace at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 21:27:32 UTC 2007

On 6/13/07, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
> Xenon *is* an anaesthetic, and some 140 kg is an awful lot of it,
> but are you sure these are oxygen cylinders, and not normal
> cleanroom bunnysuits? (I haven't seen the picture yet).

Oh, that's a good question. The caption said "in Astrotech's Hazardous
Processing Facility", which made me think hazmat suits and start wondering
"hey, I thought the whole point of xenon instead of mercury was that you
don't have to take such elaborate precautions"; but they might just be
cleanroom bunnysuits for all I know.
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