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Just a day in my life at McMurdo Station in Antarctica. Summer is in full swing and this place is a beehive of activity. In this video I take you along on an average day... lots of walking around in the wind, a few grumpy people that didn't want to be on camera and prevented me from recording about half my day, and a little bit of me doing my thing at work.
The most southerly part of our trip was to Hut Point on Ross Island, and a chance to go ashore and enjoy the hospitality of the American McMurdo Station and the charm of New Zealand's Scott Base. We were blessed with astonishingly good weather and got to visit Scott's first Antarctic Base - the Discovery Hut at Hut Point... an Australian Queenslander house, so very, very out of place.
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This fascinating film was made by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Atomic Energy Commission and the U.S. Navy in 1962. In that year the U.S. Navy delivered a nuclear reactor to Antarctica to power the McMurdo Station. The plant, like the nearby Scott's Discovery Hut, was prefabricated in modules. Engineers designed the components to weigh no more than 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg) each and to measure no more than 8 ft 8 inches by 8 ft 8 inches by thirty feet. A single core no larger than an oil drum served as the heart of the nuclear reactor. These size and weight restrictions were intended to allow the reactor to be delivered in an LC-130 Hercules aircraft. However, the components were actually delivered by ship. The reactor generated 1.8 MW of electrical power and reportedly replaced the...
My first 11 days at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. This video does not represent the National Science Foundation. This is just my own representation of everyday life working in the Antarctic winter. It's not the most exciting video, since it's winter in Antarctica. Pretty much just dark, cold, and windy, with a lot of empty buildings.
Took a while to get this video up but it is finally here! This is an inside look to where I stayed for three months while I was working in Antarctica at McMurdo Station. Look at what our living quarters were like for Dorm 201 as well as a quick peek at the office where I worked. Like, Comment, and Subscribe!
My job is pretty rad so I give tours sometimes. This was my last power plant tour of the season so I figured I ought to record it for everyone off continent, unfortunately, some bits are hard to hear due to the generators running in the background.
This is our cozy little room in Antarctica. Unfortunately, we waited until the last day before filming this so the room isn't in peak condition. However, we did love our little room. We could see Orcas (aka Killer Whales), Minke Whales, Seals and Penguins from our window. However, I hope you like our little House Tour. We love to share the places we stay,so check out our other house tours. Enjoy!
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More on Antarctica at http://JeffreyDonenfeld.com/Antarctica Flying with the United States Antarctic Program and Operation Deep Freeze from Christchurch, New Zealand to the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, Antarctica. Shot by Jeffrey Donenfeld November 2012 and February 2013 Here's a quick blog post with pics of the flight from South Pole to McMurdo - http://jeffreydonenfeld.com/blog/2013/02/leaving-the-south-pole-station-for-mcmurdo-station/
McMurdo Station, Antarctica part 2. Mid-winter party, an early 4th of July, and lots more working outside in the ridiculously cold Antarctic winter. This video does not represent the National Science Foundation (NSF) or the U.S. Antarctic mission. Actual events may have been much more boring than I've made them appear. No penguins were hurt in the making of this video, however, if we see a penguin we might hurt it, or not. Who can say. This is the 40th video from the Fall off the Map channel. To celebrate, we're giving away free subscriptions to the Fall off the Map channel. Subscribe to the channel now and you'll automatically be subscribed!
Video of the ocean beneath the sea ice at McMurdo Station, Ross Island, Antarctica. I included a bit of the hike out towards the Observation Tube just to give people a bit of a view for what it's like walking around station, but the dialogue between my friends and I isn't really important. The Ob-Tube had great views of brinicles (explained in the video) and the sounds of seals chirping underwater. It was beautiful! This video is part of the blog article 'Brinicles Under the Sea Ice' on http://www.thelastdegrees.wordpress.com
See DevlinPix.com http://bit.ly/DevlinPix for all our movies! DVD: http://bit.ly/9bS6yL Trailer: http://bit.ly/ccGAmS This Extra from BLAST!, http://bit.ly/9NpcAn looks closer at the exotic McMurdo Station, Antarctica. BLAST! is a spectacular story of space exploration! Paul Devlin http://bit.ly/9aehwv follows his brother, astrophysicist Mark Devlin to Antarctica, to launch a revolutionary telescope on a NASA balloon, revealing a hidden Universe with clues to the Evolution of Everything. Distributed by Tubemogul.
We hitch a ride from American base, McMurdo Station to the Australian base, Casey Station with the US-Air Force in one of thier incredible Ski-Equipped Hercules C-130's. It was so cool and one absolutely unforgettable ride. This movie is just a brief insight into the almost four hour flight. Please check out the rest of my content for more Antarctica videos as well as heaps of adventure travel videos. Thank you for watching TatteredPassport, If you have enjoyed this movie please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE with your friends. I love hearing about all your amazing adventures and stories, so please feel free to comment below. You can also find TatteredPassport on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TatteredPassport Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tatteredpassport Travel and Lifestyle B...
Approaching McMurdo from our field camp