Week 50 at the Pole

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 11:30am

Basler jet on ice, facing forward
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF

Last week was a busy one at the Pole.  Not only were preparations for holiday festivities underway, as they were everywhere, but there was continued fire team/ERT training, the detector needed plenty of attention, and the station suffered a power outage—only 5 seconds long, but it amounted to over 6 hours of work in its aftermath.  Not a welcome holiday present.  But the station welcomed some visitors last week.  A Basler jet arrived, as did the folks from Arctic Trucks, who got a tour of the station and who also gave tours of their special vehicles.

Two trucks on ice at South Pole
Johannes Werthebach, IceCube/NSF