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IceBridge and South Pole Salutes Veterans Day
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IceBridge and South Pole Salutes Veterans Day

December 19, 2012
This photograph of the NASA DC-8 contrail was taken from the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station on November 4, 2010. It was the first time the DC-8 had ever flown over the South Pole. The aircraft was carrying NASA’s Operation IceBridge crew and science instruments on an arc around the pole, collecting laser altimetry data to improve calibration of the dataset collected by NASA’s ICESat satellite. A camera inside the aircraft looking out through an optical port captured this


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