Overhaul Disassembly

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Alvin hangar at WHOI's Marine Facility. Sail assembly has already been removed. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Lower starboard fiberglass skins removed, showing internal piping and wiring. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Lifting off upper forebody syntactic foam flotation assembly. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Titanium personnel sphere now becoming visible. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Foam pack clear of the sphere. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Setting foam pack on roller frame to facilitate maintenance. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
BLee Williams removing outer headers from electrical through—hull penetrators around starboard observer's viewport. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Change the oil while you're down there! (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Preparing to lift out the personnel sphere. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Up easy... (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Sphere is free of the support ring. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Setting the sphere down. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Pat Hickey stripping foam cushioning from lower forebody foam block. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Dave Olds entering the sphere through the hatch. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Alvin's titanium frame has been completely stripped. Matt Heintz sets up photography gear to document portions of the structure. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Steve Faluotico assembles sphere instrumentation on a mockup of the interior aluminum support frame dubbed "the bird cage". (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Using the bird cage assembly, wire runs and instrument fit are checked prior to reinstallation in the sphere. (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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