A hard day’s night07 May 2013
A hard day’s night07 May 2013 Concordia research station in the heart of Antarctica witnessed its last sunset for over three months last Sunday. From here on they will work and live under artificial lighting as they survive and conduct research at the remotest base on Earth.
Doctor needed for mission to white space24 April 2013
Doctor needed for mission to white space24 April 2013 It is cold, dark, dangerous and lonely but the views and experience are unforgettable. ESA is looking for a medical doctor to run experiments at the Concordia research base in Antarctica.
The long winter ahead22 March 2013
The long winter ahead22 March 2013 Secluded from civilisation and living in a white desert, the crew at the Concordia research base in Antarctica have settled in to their home and are ready for the cold, long winter ahead.
Measuring skull pressure without the headache19 December 2012
Measuring skull pressure without the headache19 December 2012 Space research has developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside your skull using simple sound waves from headphones. The device is an effective early-warning system for patients recovering from head injury or brain surgery.
Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base12 December 2012
Shadows on ice: Proba-1 images Concordia south polar base12 December 2012 ESA’s Earth-observing microsatellite Proba-1 has glimpsed one of the loneliest places on Earth – Concordia research base in the heart of Antarctica.
Ready for winter23 November 2012
Ready for winter23 November 2012 Each year, ESA sponsors a medical research doctor to brave the cold, dark days of Antarctica to study the effects of isolation in preparation for long space missions. The next crew have already been chosen and are preparing to leave on their long jour...