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NSF Taps Russian Vessel for Antarctic Icebreaking

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Science  19 Aug 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5738, pp. 1164-1165
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5738.1164

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With one eye on its wallet and the other on Congress, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided to charter a Russian icebreaking vessel this winter to clear a path to its major research station in Antarctica.