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1984: South Pole Satellite Data Link

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1984: First Computer used at South Pole = Apple IIe

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1984: ATS-3 Antennas on South Pole Dome

ah- First Email

Dec 15, 1984: First email from South Pole

ai-First Phone Call

Dec 15, 1984: First Satellite Phone Call from South Pole

aj-First Hard Drive

1984: First Computer Hard Drive used at South Pole (256kB)

ak-PLE Radome

Dec 19, 1984: SPSDL = First Steerable Satellite Data Link (South Pole)

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SPSDL Away Team: NASAMIKE; Dwight Veney; Dave Provost
Tony Comberiate; Joel Gallun; Mike Lewis – 1984 at 90S

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1984: SPSDL at McMurdo

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1984 Trans Antarctic Data Link back to CONUS

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Comic Testifies to the SPSDL Landmark denoting the South Pole Station

First Satellite Launch Supported from Antarctica 1994

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Jan 11, 1988: First Long Duration Balloon Launched from Antarctica

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Gamma Ray Detector – First LDB Mission launched from Antarctica

as-TDRS Proof on BI

Jan 1992: TDRSS Demonstration from Black Island

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1994 NAILS: NASA Antarctic Interactive Launch Support.

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First Realtime Satellite Ozone Imaging Received in Antarctica and posted on Internet.

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One of the 24-hr composite Ozone Images collected in McMurdo: 1995-1998

Jan 1996: First Satellite Recovery Using Albedo from Antarctica

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1995: First Moon Bounce (2m) from Antarctica

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1997: NASA VIP tour of IMP-8 Receive Station in McMurdo

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April 28, 1999: First Pole-to-Pole Phone call (South Pole end)

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1999: First Telemedicine Session at the South Pole -

Guinness Records

First Pole-to-Pole Phone Call: 90N – 90S

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Using Portable Transmitter to locate site for MTRS-2 on Ross Island

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2001: Location for MTRS-2 on Crater Hill, Ross Island

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2000 – 2013: NAILS at T-Site

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Autonomous Robotic Vehicle on Crater Hill, McMurdo, Operated from Maryland

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Nanook in Antarctica, makes Headlines

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NASAMIKE with NAILS at T-Site