EXHIBITS: ... and an Antarctic Anniversary

Science  10 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5703, pp. 1871
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5703.1871e

They cleared the 3300-meter Polar Plateau only after ditching their emergency provisions, and on 29 November 1929, U.S. aviator Richard E. Byrd and his crew became the first explorers to fly over the South Pole. A new site from the U.S. National Science Foundation honors the 75th anniversary of the event by reviewing Byrd's impact on Antarctic aviation. You can play a video that includes footage from the famous flight and tag along as modern pilots retrace Byrd's route.

www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/events/byrd

Related Content

Navigate This Article