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>Re: How long have researchers been living and working in the Antarctic?


From: "Dave Bresnahan" <answer2@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: How long have researchers been living and working in the Antarctic?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:46:49 -0400

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From: onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov <onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 1:38 PM
Subject: How long have researchers been living and working in the Antarctic?


>Kirsten H. asks this Question:
>
>How long have researchers been living and working in the Antarctic?
>
>
>Answer:
>
>The first people wintered in Antarcitrca in 1899 and first stepped in
Antarctica in 1895.  The first United States citizen to see Antarctica was
Nathanial Palmer, a sealer, in 1820.

The United States has been active in research since the early 1920's with
some gaps.  We have ahd three round round stations, McMurdo Palmer and South
Pole since 1955.


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