Operation IceBridge 2012 Antarctic Campaign video series

  • Released Friday, November 16, 2012

This year Operation IceBridge completed 16 science flights over Antarctica and nearby sea ice, flying once again out of Punta Arenas, Chile. This video series contains a diverse set of products reflecting the science and adventure of the mission.

On Nov. 4, 2012, Operation IceBridge flew an 11-hour mission over the Recovery Glacier and Filchner Ice Shelf in eastern Antarctica. On the transit back home, NASA scientist John Sonntag gave a two-minute breakdown of the mission over the aircraft headset, including the purpose of the day's flight, the challenges of working with Antarctic weather forecasts, and what the team found when they arrived on site.

For complete transcript, click here.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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This page was originally published on Friday, November 16, 2012.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:52 PM EDT.


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  • Operation IceBridge 2012 Antarctic video series (ID: 2012122)
    Friday, November 16, 2012 at 5:00AM
    Produced by - James Collier (NASA)

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