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NASA and the United States Coast Guard
Partner to Bring You:

Arctic Exploration Online

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Welcome to this fascinating on-line journey!

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Click on the image above to
visit the Polar Star Homepage

This summer we will take you on a trip up the Alaska coast onboard the Coast Guard ship the Polar Star! We will use wide-range Internet technologies like RealAudio, RealMedia and QuestChat to take you along with us. activities.

  • The Polar Star Online: Meet the people on board the Polar Star. You will learn first-hand what it is like to live and work aboard this special Coast Guard ice-breaker.
    • Meet The Captain of the Polar Star
    • Meet an Senior female officer of the Polar Star Ensign Sharp

  • The Places and People of Alaska: During our trip we will visit with towns and villages located along the Alaskan coast. We will meet and talk with these Alaskans about special environmental concerns in their region. You will also be able to read field journals from our two high school students travelling onboard the Polar Star. Currently we plan to visit:
    • Kodiak, Alaska
    • Nome, Alaska
    • Sheba Ice Station
    • Pt. Barrow Alaska

  • The Jeremy Project: Later in our trip we will be joined by two NASA scientists that will be your guides as we visit some amazing landmarks in the Arctic Circle:
    • "The Jeremy Project" Jeff Ota
    • "Side Sweeping Sonar" The Navy
    • "The Remotely Operated Vehicle" Aaron Weast, Univ. Santa Clara
    • "3-D modeling of the fleet" Alex Durbes, Univ. Santa Clara
    • "Working Underwater around the Fleet" Senior Chief Lewis
    • "US Department of the Interior" Michele Hope, Minerals Mangement Service, U.S. Dept of the Interior
    • "Arctic Waters" Pete Swarzenski
    • "Oceanography" Dr. Baskaran
    • Interview with Andre Bileaudeaux

    We hope you can join us for this adventure into the Great North!

    Prepare to view the archive of the live events:


    • Download the RealPlayer. (The application program that allows you to hear or watch the events.)
    • If you are unsure of which technologies your connectivity and desktop platform will support, you may want to review the Technical Overview for this event.
    • You may also want to Test The Technologies before the event.


    This Quest Project Web page
    was last updated on September 4, 1998.



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