2015-10-06 10_19_11-Concordia Base Station First Sun after 90 days of darknes - YouTube

Video overview of life at Concordia

Former Concordia crew Antonio Litterio published these videos from his stay that give a nice overview of his time in Antarctica. From getting there to the view from his window and the first Sunrise in 90 days....

Mario. Credits: IPEV/PNRA-M. Salza

To be a station leader

Introducing Concordia station leader Mario Salza: What does it mean to be Station Leader? Nice question! But not easy to answer… When I arrived in Concordia Station last November with the first airplane of the summer campaign,...


Concordia video: I am an astronaut get me out of here!

ESA-sponsored medical doctor Beth Healey at Concordia research station made this video for the I'm an astronaut, get me out of here!" educational campaign that will tie in with ESA astronaut Tim Peake's six-month mission to the International Space Station later this year. It gives a great overview of life in Antarctica researching spaceflight:

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...

Bacfinder Beth & JP

Life by moonlight

I last saw the sun 63 days ago 4 May as it crept below the horizon for the last time for the next 100 days...

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...