October 19, 2011
The first LC-130 takes off from Stratton Air National Guard Base around 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 14. The overcast morning had rain whipping off the propellers.
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In Antarctica the summer season is in February, with temperatures reaching a warm 20 to 30 Fahrenheit degrees in certain areas, but temperatures by the ice caps are around 40 to 50 degrees below zero.