One giant leap for womankind: Women at the South Pole

March 19, 2021

One giant leap for womankind: Women at the South Pole

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How did the first all-woman scientific team from the United States come to work in Antarctica?
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In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating the first all-female Antarctic research expedition! In 1969 researchers from the Institute of Polar Studies (now called the Byrd Center) at The Ohio State University, Lois Jones, Eileen McSaveney, Terry Tickhill Terrell, and Kay Lindsay, flew to Antarctica for research and made history.

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Read more about the expedition in the article, One giant leap for womankind: Women at the South Pole, at NSF.org.

 You can also learn more about this historic expedition through the Byrd Center's History Corner article, How did the first all-woman scientific team from the United States come to work in Antarctica?