Tag: south pole station

The South Pole Emergency Lifeboat

During the summer at the south pole, there are regular airplane flights, skiier expeditions, and all sorts of transportation to and from the station. If an emergency happens, it’s relatively easy to escape from the station. However, during the very very cold winter months, when it’s dark out 24/7, there is absolutely no way to …

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Lane Patterson Starts Up The South Pole Greenhouse for Winter 2013

Although it wasn’t used during my summer season, the South Pole Station does have its very own spaceage greenhouse. In preparation for the upcoming Winter season, scientists Lane Patterson arrived on station shortly before the winter closure to get things started. Lane will be running the Greenhouse all winter, which ideally will produce about 25lbs …

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