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Charles Bentley stands in front of an LC-130 after arriving at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet drilling camp, known popularly as WAIS Divide, in January 2008. Charles Bentley 1929-2017
Features / People Profiles
Tuesday August 29, 2017

Charles Bentley, the pioneering glaciologist who was among the very first wave of scientists to travel to Antarctica, passed away on August 19 at his home in Oakland, Calif. at the age of 87. Over his distinguished career, he made numerous discoveries that fundamentally changed the scientific community’s understanding of Antarctica.
Driver Manuel Garcia climbs into the driver's seat of the enormous Kress, one of the vehicles specially outfitted for driving passengers around McMurdo Station. Podcast: McMurdo Station On The Move
Features / Operations
Wednesday August 02, 2017

Mass transit may not be one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about operations on the icy continent, but without it McMurdo Station wouldn't function. The Antarctic Sun is taking a behind-the-scenes look at the workers and what they do to make science at the bottom of the world possible. This week: The Shuttles Department.

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