Latest Concordia Station Stories

First Morning At Concordia Research Station In Antarctica
2013-08-09 13:01:48

After three months of continuous night, morning will break on Saturday at the Concordia research station in Antarctica.

Summer Has Arrived For Antarctic Research Base Concordia
2012-11-09 13:30:03

The first plane to reach Antarctic research base Concordia in nine months landed yesterday, bringing fresh food and replacements for the crew that spent winter in one of the most isolated places on Earth. Summer has definitely arrived.

In The Dark: Researchers Bid Farewell To The Sun
2012-05-12 04:03:59

The crew of the French–Italian Concordia research base in the Antarctic saw their last rays of Sun for over four months last weekend. Near the South Pole, the outpost will now continue its research and run self-sufficiently in darkness until September.

2012-01-29 12:07:36

The voyage to one of the remotest places on Earth takes even longer than the voyage to the International Space Station.

Season’s Greetings From The Other Extreme
2011-12-23 04:27:55

It is summer in Antarctica and the new crew for the Concordia research station will soon arrive. And since the place is second only to space for harsh conditions, they have been trained courtesy of ESA.

2011-12-03 12:13:20

A campaign in one of the remotest regions on Earth in ensuring that the SMOS mission is delivering reliable data.

2011-04-24 16:40:00

ESA is looking for a successor to their researcher at Concordia in Antarctica.

2010-06-07 13:53:02

It’s harsh, demanding, isolated and even hostile, but a unique place: Concordia research station in Antarctica. ESA is now looking for someone with medical training to join the next crew to overwinter in Concordia.

2009-08-31 10:50:12

The search for the best observatory site in the world has lead to the discovery of what is thought to be the coldest, driest, calmest place on Earth.

2005-12-25 21:43:32

A few weeks before leaving for the Antarctic Concordia Station, the Italian-French crew that will spend over one year in one of the harshest, isolated environments on Earth, attended two days of preparatory training at ESA's Headquarters in Paris, France. During their stay at the research station the crew will participate in a number of ESA experiments – the outcome of which will help prepare for long-term missions to Mars.

Word of the Day
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