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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
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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.
Carpenter Patrick Bailey uses a chainsaw to cut blocks of ice out of a tunnel below the South Pole Station. Tunnel Vision
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Friday July 11, 2014

The inexorable encroachment of ice in the tunnels below South Pole Station requires a bit of muscle to manage. Meanwhile, the somewhat historic Summer Camp is slowly fading away.

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