Published: December 8, 2008
Total Running Time: 00:01:28
Five hours after boarding our flight in Christchurch, New Zealand, the intrepid Exploratorium crew arrives on the southern-most continent. As soon as the aircraft door opens and we feel the chill of the polar air, we know we are at the start of our adventure. The C-17 aircraft lands a good distance from McMurdo requiring a 40 minute drive back (at the top breakneck speed of 25 mph!) by our driver "Yoyo".