Antarctic Life

A frozen outlook on life on the ice

Wednesday Walkaround: Week 2 - Keeping the Elements Outside

Halley VI, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica 75°36'36"S 26°16'14"W

Temperature: -25.8°C

Wind Speed: 10 kts S


This week will be a slightly shorter Wednesday Walkaround talking about keeping the elements outside. The modules are designed much like any extreme environment and has obvious similarities to a space environment, either a spacecraft or station, or indeed, when the time comes, to an outpost on another planet or moon.

The massive airlock style doors8 inches of steel keeping us from the outside

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Wednesday Walkaround: Week 1 - Waste Management

Halley VI, Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica 75°36'36"S 26°16'14"W

Temperature: -19.7°C

Wind Speed: 23 kts ENE


Today marks a slight change to the format of my blog posts. In combination with posts on twitter, I will be talking about various daily tasks, bits of station kit, or science routines for everyone to see what life is like during winter on station. Each Wednesday I will do what I have termed a "Wednesday Walkaround" whereby I will post a picture and brief tweet about the topic of the day before explaining things in a little more detail here.

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