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In the Antarctic twilight, two members of the sea ice team inspect a crack in the sea ice. The Last Winfly
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Wednesday September 21, 2016

Since 1967, Winfly has been the transition period between the winter and summer seasons. However next year, as the station starts to transition into year-round science operations, flights will be flying to and from the station roughly once a month throughout the winter, negating the need for that early cluster of flights.
The tanker ship USNS Maersk Peary docked at McMurdo Station's ice pier is covered by a late season snowfall. As Residents Depart, Winter Arrives
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Wednesday March 02, 2016

Operations at McMurdo Station and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station have transitioned into winter mode as the residents prepare for nearly four months of total darkness. The last flight of the season left the South Pole on February 16 and the last regular flight out of McMurdo left on March 2.

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