December 2012 Blog Posts (3)

From Apollo to Fox

The Apollo missions were the result of a political response to the Cold War with Soviet Russia, this everyone knows. But if not for this reason would we have gone at all? Would we have gone by now? This question is certainly unknown and quite possibly unknowable altogether. It's frustrating that such endeavors were the result of super-powers flexing their political muscles instead of genuine curiosity about the universe, but nonetheless, it got us to space and has spurred many missions…

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Added by Shawn Bailes on December 17, 2012 at 9:53pm — 1 Comment

Safety First! Getting ready to work on the "Harsh Continent"

Sorry that these posts are lagging a bit behind my activity, it's been pretty crazy around here.  

In my first post, I told you a little bit about arriving and the science that's being done here in Antarctica and the excitement of arriving and getting swept up in the mix.  Now I figured I'd introduce you to a little taste of life out here in the wild white yonder.

To say that "Safety First" is a mantra around here would be a serious understatement.  And that's…

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Added by Britney Schmidt on December 14, 2012 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

'Passionately Curious'

So, I decided that I should create an introduction to who I am and why I came here. I'm Sam, evidently, fifteen years old, and Carl Sagan is a major influence in my life. I'm currently reading Cosmos, and have seen a few episodes of the television series, and I can't put the book down. My favorite fields of Science include astrobiology, astronomy, psychology, physiology, neuroscience, and biology. I always feel obligated to…

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Added by Samantha (Sam) Stephens on December 10, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

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