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Research associate Marissa Goerke looks out at a collection of weather monitoring instruments installed behind Palmer Station. Podcast: Research Associates
Features / Operations
Wednesday February 20, 2019

In Antarctica, scientists conduct cutting edge research on a harsh and barren continent. It's no easy task, but to help make it happen the U.S. Antarctic Program employs small army of support staff to get these researchers the supplies they need, transport them to where they need to go and keep them safe throughout.
Robert Schwarz gives the thumbs up under bright auroras, with the South Pole telescope in the background. Science Bouncing Back From a Delayed Start
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Tuesday October 23, 2018

The first planes of the 2018-2019 Summer Season touched down at McMurdo Station's Phoenix Airfield in the afternoon of October 16th after more than two weeks of weather delays, the longest postponement of season-opening in recent memory. Delays of up to a few days are common for researchers and support staff, however a fifteen-day flight hiatus is very unusual.

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