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The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Star reached McMurdo Station on Jan. 18 (local time) for a one-day port call before returning to McMurdo Sound to continue clearing a channel in the sea ice. Breaking Through
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Monday January 19, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Polar Star reached McMurdo Station on Jan. 18 for a one-day port call before returning to McMurdo Sound to continue clearing a channel in the sea ice.
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.

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