International Polar Year Antarctic Blog
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The adventure continues!
9:02 a.m., Dec. 19, 2007--Editor's note: With support from the National Science Foundation, University of Delaware researchers have been working on the IceCube neutrino telescope in one of the iciest, coldest, most austere places on the planet: South Pole, Antarctica. Thomas Gaisser, director of UD's Bartol Research Institute, has been blogging from South Pole Station for the past few weeks and is now back home, while colleagues James Roth and Stoyan Stoyanov are now preparing to leave the frozen continent. Researcher Len Shulman has just arrived at South Pole Station to continue the mission.

Their Antarctic blogs are appearing on UDaily and on the Wilmington News Journal’s Delaware Online Web site through a partnership between UD and the newspaper.

We left South Pole Station yesterday on time. I was lucky again to get to ride in the cockpit of the C-130 all the way from Pole (NPX) to McMurdo (MCM). I think I now have more flight time in the cockpit of a C-130 than I do in a Cessna! I really need to remedy that and finish my pilot license!

A C-17 was scheduled to do an airdrop at South Pole Station today. Then they were supposed to stop in McMurdo and pick us up for our trip to Christchurch (CHC), New Zealand. It was already canceled until tomorrow. The adventure continues! Wish us luck getting home.

-- James Roth