South Pole Rescue Flight Lands Safely Back in Rothera, Antarctica

The rescue crews involved in a daring South Pole rescue mission are surely either celebrating or sleeping right now, after successfully completing a 10-hour flight from AmundsenScott South Pole Station to Rothera Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. National Science Foundation spokesperson Peter West confirmed to Inverse that the Twin Otter plane landed at 1:15 Eastern time on Wednesday.

The mission was ordered more than a week ago in order to evacuate a staff member of the research...

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