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A C-17 Globemaster III aircrew from McChord Air Force Base, Washington, performed the first known after-dark landing in Antarctica using night vision goggles on September 11, 2008. Getting Busy
Features / Operations
Friday August 15, 2014

Time to get busy. The first flights to McMurdo Station since March are scheduled to arrive this month at the U.S. Antarctic Program's largest science facility, preparing the way for the 2014-15 austral summer field season.
The Ferrar Glacier, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, was named for Hartley Ferrar, geologist on Capt. Robert Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904). A New Standard
Features / Life on the Ice
Friday July 18, 2014

Those seeking immortality in Antarctica will find the bar has been raised - at least when it comes to being honored by having a geographic feature named after them. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names changed the rules regarding how geographic features in Antarctica should be named.

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