Tuesday, June 21, 2016

A risky mission is underway

As a Ham Radio operator I ran phone patches for the crew for 2 years enabling the personal to talk to family and friends here in the states. As a result I am always interested in any article that is published on the pole....... Jack WB9OTX

The new much more modern station

This is the old station

A rare, risky mission is underway to rescue sick scientists from the South Pole

"We were stuck in a place that's harder to get to than the International Space Station," said Ron Shemenski, a former physician for the station who in 2001 became the first person to be evacuated during the dark winter months. "We know we're on our own."
Ron Shemenski

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Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

Past posts from my blog about the South Pole