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Press Release 11-173

NSF Signs Agreement to Use Russian Icebreaker for Critical Antarctic Resupply and Refueling Mission

Icebreaker will create channel allowing annual refueling and resupply of two U.S. stations in Antarctica

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Photo of Russian icebreaker that will create a channel to support two U.S. stations in Antarctica.

Russian icebreaker that will create a channel through the sea ice of Antarctica's McMurdo Sound to allow the annual refueling and resupply of two stations in Antarctica.

Credit: Murmansk Shipping Company


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