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Back to the Future: Meet our Flying Laboratory

MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA-- Imagine it's 1942 and you are a pilot ferrying a brand new Douglas C-47 twin-engine airplane from the factory in sunny Santa Monica, California to England to support the Royal Air Force's efforts to stop Hitler... {Read More »}

Best Laid Plans

ABOARD THE JOIDES RESOLUTION, EN ROUTE TO THE BERING SEA-- If you didn’t know, the JOIDES Resolution takes her name from the HMS Resolution. The HMS Resolution was a sloop in the British Royal Navy and the ship which Captain James Cook... {Read More »}

Antarctic Exploration

Long before anyone ever set eyes on Antarctica, many were sure it was there. Belief in a Terra Australis Incognita—“Unknown Southern Land”—first took hold among the ancient Greeks. {Read More »}