As of this writing, all ANSMET personnel have left Antarctica and are on their way home via Christchurch, NZ. I will put together a post to wrap-up the season sometime in about a week, so stay tuned.....
Ralph Harvey, PI of ANSMET, Case Western Reserve University.
Katie Joy, McMurdo Station, 26th January 2013
In the last few days the ANSMET systematic team’s cargo was returned from Ottway Massif. The team have been cleaning up and inventorying gear, and packing up equipment in preparation for the next field season. Five members – Tomoko, Joe, Marianne, Rob and Andrew...
- Ralph Harvey, Case Western Reserve U.
this just in, circa 1:20 pm east coast US time. Jim, Andrew and Rob are finally back in McMurdo after several days stuck at Otway..... And a couple of people (Mini and Tom) are already in Christchurch! The team in wending their...
McMurdo Station, Antarctica
2013 January 23
"If you've done ANSMET, you've done long duration space flight."
-- Don Pettit, ANSMET veteran and three-time Space Shuttle and International Space Station crew member.
A future human mission to Mars will be tough for the crew. They will be separated from friends, family, and the...
Katie Joy, Recon team, 23rd January 2013
The ANSMETrecon team left South Pole on the 21st Jan (see photo of the LC-130 plane that transported us), are now back in McMurdo. We are currently waiting for our cargo to be delivered from the South Pole and from the field site at the...
Tomoko Arai, Recon Team, 20th January, 2013, the South Pole Station
Last night we enjoyed sleeping in an actual bed, not in a sleeping bag, in the air-conditioned room. After having Sunday brunch, we packed cargo outside the building of the South Pole station to prepare for the planned move...
Andrew Beck, G-058, Sunday January 21st, Otway Massif, Antarctica
Four of the G-058 team members were picked up by LC-130 last Friday and are currently in McMurdo Station. The LC-130's are big, but they aren’t big enough to get the whole team and our cargo out of the field in...
Katie Joy, Recon Team, 19th January, 2012, SOUTH POLE
Hello. Hope you are well. The ANSMET recon team have escaped 13 straight tent days and the bad weather of Szabo Bluff, and are currently all safely housed at the USAP Amundsun-Scott South Pole Station! The clouds and fog lifted this...
Tomoko Arai, Recon Team, 18th January, 2013, Szabo Bluff
The end of the Antarctic summer season is approaching, but the weather today was still not unfortunately good enough for us to get back to the McMurdo. We need to fly from here to the Klein glacier by the Twin Otter...
Katie Joy, Recon Team, 17th January 2013, Szabo Bluff
‘Tent day 11, in the Big-ANSMET house…’. If someone could please vote us out of the field that would be great – just dial 'SEND-LC130' and press 1 for Joe, 2 for John, 3 for Tomoko, and 4 for Katie. Your...