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  Prince Harry joining wounded veterans in race to South Pole

Wounded soldiers train for South Pole expedition

  A British soldier who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan is hoping to become the first double-amputee to walk to the South Pole. Sergeant Duncan Slater will take part in a special race in Antarctica later this year made up of three teams of wounded servicemen and women. To prepare for

Historic camp discovered in Antarctica

More than 100 years after two groups of men raced each other to be the first to reach the South Pole, modern-day explorers have rediscovered what appears to be one of their camp sites on the slopes of the world's southernmost volcano. Full story

Moon mission aims to retrieve samples

Europe and Russia are working together to bring samples of frozen moon dirt to Earth in the next decade. The unmanned mission, called Lunar Polar Sample Return, aims to bore into the moon's surface at either the north or south pole, where nearly permanent sunlight would allow a robot to operate in m Full story

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Statue of Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole and one of the first at the North Pole, is seen in Ny-Aalesund
Statue of Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole and one of the first at the North Pole, is seen in Ny-Aalesund

A statue of Roald Amundsen, the first to reach the South Pole and one of the first at the North Pole, is seen in Ny-Aalesund, near the launch site of many polar expeditions, May 28, 2013. REUTERS/Balazs Koranyi (NORWAY - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)

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