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Walking through the new American Amundsen Scott South Pole station

An evening pause: In honor of the 100th anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s arrival at the South Pole on this date, 1911, lets take a tour through the recently completed new Amundsen Scott South Pole station.

At one point right after walking through the cafeteria the cameraman points the camera out a window where you can see several flagpoles. That is where the actual South Pole is located. The camera than looks out a second window at a partly buried dome, which is the old station, no longer in use.

This video astonishes at what humans can accomplish in the most hostile environments.

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Now available in hardback and paperback as well as ebook!

 

From the press release: In this ground-breaking new history of early America, historian Robert Zimmerman not only exposes the lie behind The New York Times 1619 Project that falsely claims slavery is central to the history of the United States, he also provides profound lessons about the nature of human societies, lessons important for Americans today as well as for all future settlers on Mars and elsewhere in space.

 
Conscious Choice: The origins of slavery in America and why it matters today and for our future in outer space, is a riveting page-turning story that documents how slavery slowly became pervasive in the southern British colonies of North America, colonies founded by a people and culture that not only did not allow slavery but in every way were hostile to the practice.  
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2 comments

  • Phil Berardelli

    Interesting video, but only mildly interesting. The person who made it failed to understand the concept that video is an audio medium with images. He could have made it much more interesting by simultaneously narrating the tour and pointing out interesting details — and by showing us more details, such as what’s in that the large collection of photos on the corridor wall. What’s amazing is the sheer size of the complex and the knowledge that every single item and component had to be transported thousands of miles, and that the structure itself must operate in temperatures as low as -100 degrees. It’s indeed a tribute to human engineering and ingenuity.

  • Harvey Black

    Hi, Phil- I got your linked in request. I’ve had trouble with them because of an email foul up. I would very much like to re-establish contact with you.
    Send me an email at my address.
    Harvey

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