Epilogue: Our data (and sweet GoPro footage) are off the Ice!

The British Antarctic Survey did some fantastic work in retrieving our data drives for us from their remote landing place in Antarctica. They only had a few hours at the site before weather started looking bad, but managed to retrieve all of our most valuable items. Here’s what SPIDER looked like at her landing spot:

Looks like SPIDER landed right side up and then fell on her back.

Looks like SPIDER landed right side up and then fell on her back.

The cargo just arrived in Punta Arenas, Chile, where Ed and Don awaited them. Ed and Don will make multiple copies of the data and then bring the drives back to the US.

But really, the fun part while we wait to start digging into the science encoded in our data is checking out what our GoPros mounted on board recorded.

These are just some preliminary shots- there should also be some video to post- but I was just too excited by these pictures no to post them right away!

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