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NSF PR 03-105 - September 22, 2003

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Photo 1

Twin Otter evacuation aircraft parked on the South Pole skiway

The Twin Otter evacuation aircraft parked on the South Pole skiway while the flight crew rested. The new, elevated station that NSF is building at the South Pole is in the background at left.
Credit: Lynn Arnold / National Science Foundation

 

Photo 2

crews warm the plane prior to refueling

The South Pole ground crew and Twin Otter flight crew warm the plane prior to refueling it for the return flight to the British Antarctic Survey's Rothera Station.
Credit: Lynn Arnold / National Science Foundation

 

Photo 3

a Twin Otter lands at NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

A Twin Otter lands at the National Science Foundation's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station to evacuate a sick worker. The plane was greeted by the 58 members of the Pole who had awaited its arrival through a weeklong period of bad weather. It was the first aircraft to arrive since February.
Credit: Lynn Arnold / National Science Foundation

 

Photo 4

a Twin Otter over NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station

A Twin Otter in the sky over NSF's Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station.
Credit: Lynn Arnold / National Science Foundation

 

Photo 5

Dr. Will Silva and Loreen Lock secure medical equipment

Dr. Will Silva (left), South Pole station physician, and Loreen Lock, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who is spending the winter at the Pole, secure medical equipment to a vehicle.
Credit: Karina Leppik / National Science Foundation

 

 
 
     
 

 
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