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Clearing the runway
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- Title Clearing the runway
- Released 20/04/2011 10:39 am
- Copyright ESA/IPEV/PNRA–A. Kumar
Concordia crewmembers wave at the camera in their bulldozer while clearing a runway in the Antarctic snow. Each year, a 2 km-long strip needs to be prepared for the Twin Otter supply plane to land near the base.
The arrival of the first aircraft signals the end of the isolation for the crew that spend months with no contact with the outside world except for telephone and Internet.