Are you watching?! The challenges that a show like this faces are huge and numerous, and the production team has been working tirelessly for three months, against all odds, to pull it off. Here are some pictures from the final moments leading up to the live event, including technical rehearsals, when the crew tests the microwave feed from the boat to the control room, plus a little bit of much-needed, behind-the-scenes napping.
Alison Walsh is Director, Digital Media, for National Geographic Channels. She loves history, space, cats, and the Oxford comma.