Tag Archives: stars

The Highs and the Lows

Life at Concordia is not always perfect. That much you can picture by reading any book about life in extreme conditions, isolation and confinement in particular. After nine months surrounded by ice, I can tell you that...

Hidden treasures of the dark

Alex writes: I took this photo last night and dedicate it all my readers and to our astronauts circling Earth on the International Space Station – I hope you find it as inspiring as I have. I ‘tucked’ a crew member and volunteer research subject into bed for an overnight brain wave monitoring and asked Seb to come out for a walk to look at the stars. We never leave the base alone, it is too dangerous. A sprained ankle could stop us from getting back to the base and we could freeze to death in less than an hour. It is better to adhere to the buddy system and do everything together. Once...