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In Celebration of Women's History Month, McWhinnie First Woman to Sail in Antarctic Waters

March 10, 2011

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In recognition of Women's History Month, the Smithsonian Institution Archives recently posted a blog featuring Mary Alice McWhinnie, the first American woman scientist selected by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to sail for two months in Antarctic waters aboard the NSF's research vessel, USNS Eltanin.  The blog is one of several on women scientists the Smithsonian Archives will post this month.Full Story

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