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2011-11-19 04:37:10

Application deadline is Nov. 28, 2011; deployments to take place Jan. 13-20, 2012 The National Science Foundation (NSF), manager of the U.S. Antarctic Program is accepting written requests from professional journalists to report on scientific research supported by NSF's Office of Polar Programs (OPP). Selected journalists will deploy to Antarctica for approximately one working week. NSF annually selects a small group of journalists, representing a range of news organizations, to make...

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2011-08-26 11:49:24

  Icebreaker will create channel allowing annual refueling and resupply of two U.S. stations in Antarctica The National Science Foundation (NSF) yesterday announced it has reached an agreement with a Russian company to charter a diesel icebreaker to create a channel through the sea ice of Antarctica's McMurdo Sound that will allow the annual refueling and resupply of two U.S. stations in Antarctica. NSF has signed a one-year contract, with an option for additional years, with...

2011-07-13 23:36:24

Blue Ribbon Panel to Assess U.S. Activities on World's Southernmost Continent Norm Augustine, the former Chair of the National Academy of Engineering, will lead an upcoming strategic review of U.S. science-support operations on the continent of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today. Augustine, who served on the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during both Democratic...

2011-06-07 09:00:00

AURORA, Colo., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) team successfully completed the third major communications upgrade at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in support of future scientific and environmental satellite missions. McMurdo is the largest of the three, year-round U.S.-Antarctic Program research stations. The National Science Foundation (NSF) manages the U.S.-Antarctic Program through which it coordinates all U.S. scientific research on the continent in addition...

2011-04-20 11:56:41

Antarctica: A Journey of Discovery Useful to Teachers Across Disciplines The National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs is making available a new full-color, extensively illustrated booklet that highlights the variety of cutting-edge science conducted in Antarctica at the three year-round stations the United States maintains on the continent. The booklet, which is available on-line, is aimed primarily at a middle-school audience and is designed to be useful as supplementary...

2011-04-08 08:00:00

DULLES, Va., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has received a one-year extension to its contract with the National Science Foundation (NSF) in support of the U.S. Antarctic Program (USAP). The award is worth approximately $157 million through March 31, 2012. RTSC's Raytheon Polar Services Company (RPSC) has been under contract to the NSF to provide logistics, operations, and maintenance support to...

2011-03-01 10:15:54

Two men of the private Berserk expedition were flown on a U.S. Air Force transport Two Norwegian citizens who were part of a private expedition that failed in its attempt to reach the South Pole have been flown from Antarctica to Christchurch, New Zealand aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane, National Science Foundation (NSF) officials have announced. Karl Erb, who heads the U.S Antarctic Program (USAP), which is managed by NSF, said the two arrived in Christchurch around midday on...

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2010-03-09 15:16:55

Iconic dome at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station successfully deconstructed; sections may be reassembled at new Navy museum After more than three decades of service to researchers and staff stationed at the bottom of the world, the dome at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station was deconstructed this austral summer. The dome provided a platform for countless scientific discoveries in astronomy, physics, climatology, and other fields, and it also provided a home away from home for the station's...

2009-03-10 07:00:00

Dr. Conrad C. Lautenbacher Named President of the Joint Venture FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) and EG&G, a division of URS Corporation, have established the Antarctic Research Support (ARS) LLC, a joint venture dedicated to providing integrated operations support to the science and research communities. Retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher Jr., Ph.D., has been named president of ARS and will be responsible for its leadership and management. ARS...

2006-04-18 16:24:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A crew member of an Antarctic research ship was missing and presumed dead after apparently falling overboard in rough weather, the National Science Foundation said on Tuesday. The foundation's research vessel Laurence M. Gould was traveling from Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula to Punta Arenas, Chile, when the crewman was discovered missing on Monday. Weather and sea conditions were harsh, with winds gusting between 20 and 40 knots, equivalent to 23...


Latest United States Antarctic Program Reference Libraries

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2009-05-14 17:45:56

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is a U.S. research facility based at the South Pole, in Antarctica. It is the southernmost continually inhabited place on the planet. Its name honors Roald Amundsen who reached the South Pole in December 1911, and Robert F. Scott who reached the South Pole in January 1912. The station was constructed in 1956 to support the International Geophysical Year in 1957. It has been continuously occupied since then. It currently lies within 330 feet of the...

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