We are so excited here at CHESS to be starting our major upgrade project, or “massive upgrades,” as Director Joel Brock quotes in a radio broadcast in our first article below! Read about how just before the June 4th launch we squeezed a Users’ Meeting, a hands-on XES workshop and a “BioSAXS Essentials 8” workshop into the last few weeks of two-beam x-ray production. We hope to soon be releasing some photos of the demolition process and even one of those fun time-lapsed videos of a full house of workers buzzing around. In the meantime, education and outreach and science results can keep you busy until we shock you next month with pictures of a very empty floor! Enjoy your summertime.