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Re: What was the coldest temperature that you have ever encountered there and how did you adapt to the cold habitat?


From: "Dave Bresnahan" <answer2@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Subject: Re: What was the coldest temperature that you have ever encountered there and how did you adapt to the cold habitat?
Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 13:24:11 -0400

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From: onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov <onair@passport.ivv.nasa.gov>
Date: Tuesday, April 28, 1998 1:19 PM
Subject: What was the coldest temperature that you have ever encountered
there and how did you adapt to the cold habitat?


>Scott A. asks this Question:
>
>What was the coldest temperature that you have ever encountered there and
how did you adapt to the cold habitat?
>
>
>Answer:
>
>I have been at McMurdo Station during the winter period when we had
temperatures of minus 72 F.  Our station at the South Pole has experienced
temperatures of minus 117 F.  All personnel working in the United States
Antacrtic Program are issued Extreme Cold Weather clothing that allows them
to work in these temperatures.  They also get special training concerning
workiing in cold temperatures.

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