Wherein Else Does The U.S. Have An Infrastructure Hassle? Antarctica

For the people who operate McMurdo Station, getting by on a shoestring is a point of pride.
Some scientists with experience in Antarctica are worried that Congress could starve scientific programs while the station is rebuilt.
Today China, more than Russia, is the rising competition in Antarctica, identifying research there as a strategic national priority.
“Anything we get, we squeeze every bit of life out of it,” said Paul Sheppard, a retired Air Force colonel who is the deputy head of Antarctic logistics for the National Science Foundation.
Much of the American science does not actually happen at McMurdo.

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