Stepping into history: Women mark 40 years of working in the U.S. Antarctic Program
The U. S. Antarctic Program marks a significant milestone this month. It was 40 years ago when the first women scientists from the United States were finally allowed to work in Antarctica. On 12 November 1969, six women joined arms and stepped off the ramp of a ski-equipped Hercules LC-130 and onto the nearly two-mile-thick ice sheet at South Pole, the first time any women had been to the bottom of the planet.
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