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A man installs an antenna on a tower near McMurdo Station for an experiment during the 1963-64 field season. Photo by Wesley B. Harding. A Holiday to Remember
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Friday January 16, 2015

My father, Wesley B. Harding, came to Antarctica a little more than 50 years ago to install an early experiment to study cosmic rays from the sun. Strange to think that today I can send emails from a field camp and that balloons with sophisticated solid-state cosmic ray sensors are being launched to altitudes of more than 100,000 feet.
Diver Rob Robbins, left, prepares to lead Lily Simonson on a dive into McMurdo Sound. Those Were the Days
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Thursday December 11, 2014

The year was 1979. Of the many people who stepped off a plane that year, four of them are still working here 35 years later. For all of them, it was a year they will never forget.

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