Tuesday, February 17, 2015

T Cells are Back from Space

This past week, Tara, Emily, and I traveled down to Long Beach to retrieve our samples.  During our trip we got to visit the SpaceX facility in Hawthorne, CA.  They were definitely doing very innovative things and we were more than excited to be able to take a look!

T-Cell Team at SpaceX Facility in Hawthorne, CA

Later that night, our samples arrived to a private air strip in the Long Beach Airport.  Overall it was a very smooth hand over! We were first to get our samples off the back of the hollowed out plane and we carefully made sure we got every single EU of our precious samples.  All the EUs stayed in the dry ice as we made our way back up to San Francisco with some very special cargo. 
T-Cell Team inside the plane before we got our samples

Tara is especially excited to have received our precious samples