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The Pegasus Wreck

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- Soon after we took off I saw something in the snow from the window and I took a photograph of it. When I zoomed in on the photo I discovered that it was a crashed plane!... {Read More »}

Climbing Castle Rock

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- After we arrived in McMurdo, the first thing we did was get checked out safety-wise to climb Castle Rock. Every time I go to McMurdo I have wanted to hike this famous spot, and this year I finally got my chance... {Read More »}

Back to Pole

SOUTH POLE, ANTARCTICA-- I am on my way to the South Pole for the 6th time. On the flight from Los Angeles to Sydney I flew down on the new Airbus A380, a double-decker plane. I took this movie of the tailcam feed as the plane took off... {Read More »}

Exploring the Unexplored Continent

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- I'd like to do a little scene-setting here and explain what it's like to explore the interior of Antarctica. Using your imagination, consider an area a bit larger than the contiguous United States and Mexico combined... {Read More »}

The Best of the Seven Continents!

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- On November 18th, we actually got the go ahead to head south! Our C-17 airplane was ready and the weather at McMurdo had finally cleared... {Read More »}

An Airport Made of Ice

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Our project takes us all over the continent to install equipment but to get there we have to leave from Williams Field, an airport near McMurdo Station. Willy Field has a runway equipped to handle the largest aircraft that fly into Antarctica. However, this runway is different... {Read More »}

In the Cockpit

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- (By Mary Miller) My dad used to fly in Antarctica in the 1970s. In this video dispatch, I go up to the cockpit of the same type of plane as we fly above the icy continent... {Read More »}