For a second year in a row the U.S. has negotiated a deal with a Russian company to provide icebreaker service to Antarctica during the winter.


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For a second year in a row the U.S. has negotiated a deal with a Russian company to provide icebreaker service to Antarctica during the winter.

The company had played hardball in negotiations, so I expect the National Science Foundation is paying a lot more this year than last for the service.

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  • Patrick

    Just exactly how long does it take the US to build of buy a new Ice breaker? Especially if they knew10 years in advance that they would have to retire the ones that were working.

    I guess we needed the money to hire more government workers to bolster that jobs number.

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