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A U.S. Air Force C-17 pilot uses night-vision goggles to land at Pegasus Airfield near McMurdo Station in 2008. Year-Round Access
Features / Operations
Thursday October 30, 2014

Thanks to advances in technology and capability, McMurdo Station can be reached safely at any time of the year in the case of an emergency. Now the National Science Foundation plans to parlay that ability into regularly scheduled flights during the winter.
Artist April Surgent draws an Antarctic landscape from Gamage Point near Palmer Station. Through the Looking Glass
Features / Artists and Writers Program
Thursday October 30, 2014

There's a saying that necessity is the mother of invention. April Surgent discovered that being trapped by ice at a research station in Antarctica for the better part of two months required a little flexibility and ingenuity when it came to fulfilling her artistic vision.

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