Well, now it’s official—the South Pole station has closed for the winter. Above is a great shot that IceCube winterover Martin captured of the last passenger-carrying plane to depart. Below, the plane is shown being refueled, followed by a view of its take-off as it heads for McMurdo captured from the station’s observation deck. The following day, the crew held their first all-hands meeting as a team. And of course they ended their week with a viewing marathon of all three versions of “The Thing,” as tradition dictates.