University of Wisconsin-Madison

Week 4 at the Pole

NSF/B. Kuo Tiong
NSF/B. Kuo Tiong

A solemn ceremony was held at the South Pole to commemorate the crew of the Twin Otter, a plane that went down on its way from the Pole to Terra Nova Bay. Members of the ARFF (Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting) team stood at attention for the changing of the flags. Below is a photo of the remaining summer crew at the South Pole station, a healthy number that will shortly dwindle down to about 50 or so for the long, isolating winter season.

NSF/Andrea Dixon
NSF/Andrea Dixon