Britney Schmidt
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  • Austin, TX
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Safety First! Getting ready to work on the "Harsh Continent"

Posted on December 14, 2012 at 7:00pm 4 Comments

Sorry that these posts are lagging a bit behind my activity, it's been pretty crazy around here.  

In my first post, I told you a little bit about arriving and the science that's being done here in Antarctica and the excitement of arriving and getting swept up in the mix.  Now I figured I'd introduce you to a little taste of life out here in the wild white yonder.

To say that "Safety First" is a mantra around here would be a serious understatement.  And that's…


Welcome to McMurdo!!

Posted on November 26, 2012 at 9:27pm 3 Comments

Greetings fellow astrobiology enthusiasts!

My name is Britney Schmidt.  I'm a 30-year-old planetary scientist/geophysicist/astrobiologist, whatever you want to call me by, but basically, I'm obsessed with ice.  That might sound strange, but it's a fascinating substance, and it's the most abundant form of water in the universe, so for those of us who are inspired by the search for life in the solar system…


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At 11:33pm on April 29, 2012, Morgan Cable said…

Britney!  It was great seeing you at AbSciCon!  Keep in touch and tell Krista that Josh and I say hi!

- Morgan



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