60 years ago, first landing at the South Pole paved the way for world-class Antarctic science

On October 31, 1956, seven U.S. naval aviators did what many thought was impossible…they landed a plane for the first time at the bottom of the world. The pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Conrad C. “Gus” Shinn landed the twin-engined R4D-5 Skytrain nicknamed Que Sera Sera, at 8:34 p.m. local time, skidding to

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