Home » Uncategorized » The people staying at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station over the winter have an annual tradition of watching “The Thing from Another World (1951)”, “The Thing (1982)”, and “The Thing (2011)” back-to-back after the last plane leaves for the season.

The people staying at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station over the winter have an annual tradition of watching “The Thing from Another World (1951)”, “The Thing (1982)”, and “The Thing (2011)” back-to-back after the last plane leaves for the season.

Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station

This article is about the United States Antarctic base. For the New Zealand Antarctic base, see Scott Base.

The Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station is the United States scientific research station at the South Pole of the Earth. It is the southernmost point under the jurisdiction (not sovereignty) of the United States. The station is on the high plateau of Antarctica at 2,835 metres (9,301 feet) above sea level. It is administered by the Division of Polar Programs of the National Science Foundation, specifically the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). It is named in honor of Norwegian Roald Amundsen and Englishman Robert F. Scott, who led separate teams that raced to become the first to the pole in the early 1900s.

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