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Rob Bell boards the ship that kick started the age of polar exploration, Royal Research Ship Discovery.  The world’s first purpose-built scientific vessel, her bold journey to the most inhospitable continent on the planet, Antarctica, propelled Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton into the ranks of the world’s most famous explorers. 

Discovery had two daunting missions: to explore the last great uncharted continent on the planet; and to gather new scientific data throughout her voyage there. 

On board the Discovery, Rob sees the innovative engineering that made her the strongest ship ever built at the time, and he finds out how the legacy of this ground-breaking ship changed our knowledge of Antarctica forever.

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