Strange people arriving on October 24th from the first LC-130 since February
It was sad to see the long winter end, for me, as I watched people arriving on the first LC-130 to land here since early February. It marked the end of a wonderful year at the pole. After training my replacement, I will be leaving the 2 mile thick sheet of ice for McMurdo Station on the coast of Antarctica and then on to Christchurch , New Zealand. It was surreal to see strangers invading "our" space as 90 people arrived on the first two flights. It was enjoyable, though to eat one of the few apples brought for us. The first piece of fresh fruit for 8-1/2 months. I also enjoyed meeting friends from last summer that returned. We also received our NSF Antarctic winterover service medals.
WINTEROVER 2001 CREW INSIDE
OF THE DOME..Interactive 3-D panorama (taken in late September)
It has been a very busy month getting ready for this moment, but I did
find some time to assemble a Sunday science lecture the Sunday before station
opening. The topic: Chemical Rockets.
title page of the lecture lecture photo 1 lecture photo 2 lecture photo 3
Ben and Eric working in MAPO at
the DASI radio telescope
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