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Planes, Snowmobiles, and Helicopters! More on the #ROGUE project in Greenland:

Planes, Snowmobiles, and Helicopters! More on the #ROGUE project in Greenland:

The cargo is loaded and ready to go. Credit: NASA We have completed most of our preparations and are ready for our flight to Swiss Camp tomorrow. Today was spent tracking down our final cargo items and getting every to fit into boxes and bags – a trip to the cargo warehouse, a run to the airport to load a plane, back to the warehouse to move a bunch of big boxes, a walk back to the logistics building for a pre-field briefing, a walk into town for last minute groceries, a quick lunch of musk ox burgers, warehouse again, airport again, rinse, repeat. A total of three flights made it out to Swiss Camp today, and the pilots worked hard to get it all done. The plane we fly in to Swiss Camp is a DeHavilland Twin Otter (DHC-6), which is a turboprop that is 52 feet long and can carry a few thousand pounds of cargo and personnel. The ones flown in Greenland are outfitted with skis ...

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