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Didier in front of the Astrolabe. Credits: IPEV

Getting to Antarctica on the Astrolabe

Didier Schmitt is a member of the space Task Force at the European External Action Service. He is a regular opinion writer in major newspapers and magazines and has published a book on foresight. He will be contributing...

Taking snow samples for the “BacFinder” experiment. Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA–B. Healey

Why go to Antarctica?

Introducing the new ESA-sponsored medical doctor in Concordia research station: Carole Dangoisse with her first blog entry. Are you a medical doctor or know someone who is? ESA is looking for a recruit for next year. Over the past...

Towards the end…

I am writing this post at the beginning of November, a few days before my departure from Concordia station on my way back to Greece. The last few days have been extremely busy with preparations for my departure but also full of mixed feelings because of this. A fantastic experience that lasted almost a year is about to come to its end, but on the other hand, I am about to return to my beautiful country and see my family and friends again, which is really a relieving thought and something I have been dreaming of for months! These mixed feelings are one of the most prominent features of the Concordia adventure....