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New Antarctic base can ski across ice

February 06, 2013

New Antarctic base can ski across ice

New Halley Research Station can slide across ice in Antarctica.

The UK’s newest Antarctic Research Station can ski across ice, according to researchers. The Halley VI Research Station is the first fully re-locatable research station in the world.

The British Antarctic Survey’s Halley VI will open one hundred years after Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic expeditions, signalling a new era for 21st Century polar research as well as the UK’s desire to stay at the cutting edge of scientific enterprise. The station’s backers, the Natural Environment Research Council and the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, hope that the Halley VI Research Station will become an icon for British science, architecture and engineering.

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