SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER

Written by on February 14, 2019

SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER 0214-19

HERE ARE SOME MORE AMAZING FACTS ABOUT EARTH & OUTER SPACE: KITE-BLOWN SLED CLIMBS ANTARCTIC ICE DOME, ONE OF THE COLDEST PLACES ON EARTH!!…….FOR THE FIRST TIME, AN EXPEDITION CLIMBED ONE OF THE COLDEST PLACES ON EARTH — FUJI DOME IN THE INTERIOR OF EAST ANTARCTICA — USING A WINDBLOWN VEHICLE….DURING THE 52-DAY VOYAGE, UNDERTAKEN BY SPAIN’S ASOCIACIÓN POLAR TRINEO DE VIENTO, A FOUR-PERSON TEAM USED THE “WINDSLED” TO ASCEND THE ICY 12,500-FOOT-TALL (3,810 METERS) DOME….TENTS, CARGO, SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS AND SOLAR PANELS WERE MOUNTED ON THE TRUCK-SIZE, MODULAR SLED AND PULLED BY A 1,600-SQUARE-FOOT (150 SQUARE METERS) KITE….THE WINDSLED INVENTOR RAMÓN LARRAMENDI SAID,”IT HAS BEEN DIFFICULT, BUT WE CONSIDER THIS CROSSING A GREAT SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL SUCCESS.WE HAVE PROVEN THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO TRAVEL THOUSANDS OF KILOMETERS, WITH TWO TONS OF CARGO, WITHOUT POLLUTING, AND PERFORM CUTTING-EDGE SCIENCE, IN A COMPLEX AND INACCESSIBLE TERRITORY SUCH AS ANTARCTICA.”

…AND THOSE ARE… YOUR SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER…QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS; FACTS , MYTHS AND TALES FOR TODAY….


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