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The sun sets behind McMurdo Station's Chapel of the Snows. Building People Up at McMurdo's Chapel
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Friday December 15, 2017

The U.S. Antarctic Program brings people of all faiths and religious backgrounds together to support science at the bottom of the world. Situated at the end of town, McMurdo Station’s small, blue and white Chapel of the Snows stands out against the comparatively drab shipping container-like structures surrounding it.
Scientist Amy Moran of the University of Hawaii at Monoa (left) tells Secretary of State John Kerry about her research Secretary of State John Kerry Travels to Antarctica
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Tuesday November 15, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry visited McMurdo Station on November 11, 2016, becoming the first Secretary of state to travel to Antarctica, and the most senior U.S. government official to do so. The purpose of the trip was for Kerry to meet with polar researchers studying a wide range of topics supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), many of which related to the global implications of climate change.

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