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TopHat Christmas on the Ice (realplayer)
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TopHat Launch Test Movie

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Nov 2004 - SORRY!
Despite our efforts to revive it, the live webcam at McMurdo is permantly down. It was installed in 2000 and has lasted a little over 4 years. Considering the harsh conditions of Antartica, it was often suprising to us that the webcam had lasted that long.

From the comments we got about the webcam, we know how much it meant to some people to have this window into the lives of friends and family at McMurdo and we regret not being able to bring it back. May all those who venture to Antartica achieve their aims and return safe and sound.

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The MSAM/TopHat collaboration includes researchers at:
University of Chicago - Danish Space Research Institute - NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center - University of Wisconsin at Madison

This project is supported by grants from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF Office of Polar Programs supports all the logistical elements of the Antarctic campaign.

Questions about the MSAM/TopHat program should be directed to Bob Silverberg,, +1-301-286-7468.

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