Warming up for the Reddit AMA. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA

Ask Me Anything!

Three Concordia crewmembers, Lorenzo Moggio, Giampietro Casasanta and Beth Healey answered questions in a mammoth "Ask Me Anything" for Reddit science. With over 1800 questions and comments the trio worked until 4 in the morning to answer...

Midwinter crew portrait. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA


ESA-sponsored medical doctor Beth Healey writes about the midwinter celebrations at Concordia: Midwinter is a traditional Antarctic celebration and can be traced back to early Antarctic expeditions. This year marked the centenary of British Explorer Shackleton’s midwinter...

The Concordia crew haven't seen the sun now for over 40 days... Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey

Midsummer greetings

Post your images on the Flickr page For Concordia to share some summer sunshine with the 13 people living in the most remote, coldest, darkest place on Earth.


White Mars calls Space Station

On 8 April 2015, 17:00 local time, the atmosphere in the living room of Concordia station is electric. The crew prepared for this moment, by arranging sofas, positioning cameras and carefully hanging our national flags (Europe, Italy,...

Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey

A typical winter day as ESA Research Medical Doctor

My days are often varied with experiments taking place at set intervals after a subject’s arrival or attempting to overcome unforeseen technical problems. Sleeping difficulties or beautiful sunsets and sunrises can distract me.

Concordia restaurant. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey

Cold cuisine in Concordia

I am Luca Ficara, (29) from Sicily and am currently working as the chef in Concordia Station, Antarctica. I am passionate about travelling, have enjoyed working in many different countries including UK, Spain and Australia. I have...

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Winter is coming…

The last plane departed Concordia Station for the South Pole 12 February. I wished the crew a safe journey home as they embarked on an epic journey of over 17 000 km to return the Basler plane...

Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA-B. Healey

Summer at –30°C

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Beth Healey recounts her summer in Antarctica getting ready for four months of experiments and isolation in Concordia: First impressions: As we flew away from the coast and deep onto the icy plateau of...

In Greenland. Credits: Paul Cosgrove

Flight of the Concordians

Introducing ESA-sponsored medical doctor Beth Healey who is now at Concordia station. Her first blog entry describes the training before the start of her Antarctic adventure: Introduction: I was working for Tangent Expeditions, at 70°44’35”N in North...


Paging adventurous doctors

ESA just announced its call for medical doctors to spend next year at Concordia. Does running space research that will help us explore our Solar System sound like an opportunity? A medical degree and a passport from...