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Passengers deplane from a C-17 on Aug. 24. The first WinFly flights arrived at McMurdo Station after a four-day delay due to storms. Safe Landings
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Friday August 29, 2014

A storm packing 80-mile-per-hour winds slammed into McMurdo Station earlier this month, delaying the first flights to the U.S. Antarctic Program's largest research base by four days. More than 200 people started arriving on Aug. 24 after waiting for a break in the weather.
A lineman performs jumper repairs during a planned electrical outage at McMurdo Station near the Chapel of the Snows. Safety Check
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Friday August 29, 2014

The sudden loss of power and heat at a British Antarctic research base this month during the austral winter is a potential nightmare scenario for anyone wintering over on the world's coldest continent. How would U.S. facilities respond and cope with the disaster?

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