Media Inquiries
United States Antarctic Program United States Antarctic Program Logo National Science Foundation Logo
Latest Stories
VIDEO: N.Y. Air Guard Flies Unique Aircraft in Support of Polar Science new item Mar 20, 2018

VIDEO: N.Y. Air Guard Flies Unique Aircraft in Support of Polar Science

In this newly released Department of Defense video, Aircraft Commander Maj. Malcolm Schongalla, of the 109th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard, discusses the logistical support the unit provides to the NSF-managed U.S. Antarctic Program, as part of Operation Deep Freeze.

Flying to Safety Mar 12, 2018

Flying to Safety

An Argentine Navy helicopter, from the Argentine vessel Almirante Irízar, safely extracted an NSF-funded research team and camp equipment from Antarctica's Joinville Island on the morning of March 11, 2018 after the U.S. Antarctic Program research vessel Laurence M. Gould was unable to retrieve them due to thick sea ice.

That Which Remains... From a Global Extinction Mar 6, 2018

That Which Remains... From a Global Extinction

The fossilized remains of the vertebra and foot of a lystrosaurus, a plant-eating dinosaur which lived about 250 million years ago, embedded in exposed rock high in the mountains of Antarctica. The find was made by a team of paleontologists, led by Christian Sidor, of the University of Washington.

More USAP News   |   USAP Program Announcements   |   Subscribe

USAP Media Relations

If you have inquiries about a news story related to Antarctica, contact the following:

Media Contact
Peter West, NSF

Dena Headlee, NSF

NSF Office of Polar Programs (OPP)
See what the National Science Foundation is reporting about Antarctica, and find out how to subscribe to new press releases.

NSF Press Releases
View the most recent Antarctic press releases, releases from previous years, and press statements.

Significant U.S. Science Discoveries from Antarctica
Read about the many notable scientific discoveries made by USAP researchers.

The Antarctic Sun Newspaper
Why do people go to Antarctica, and what do they do there? Read the USAP's newspaper to find out about U.S. Antarctic communities.

Video Clips, Maps and Images
USAP Participants continually document Antarctica through various multimedia. Take a look at the USAP web cams, ice-breaking ships, Dinosaurs on Ice, satellite images, and more.