Concordia Station (aka Dome “C” Station, WAP MNB-Ø3) is 1000 kilometers from the coast, 13 flight hours from New Zealand. The next inhabited place is the Russian Antarctic Station “Vostok” (WAQP RUS-13), 600 kilometers far away.
A nice article written by Claudio Trevisan has been published on a magazine in Austria, is telling about Dr. Carmen Possnig a young 28yrs old Astronaut; from November 20th she will stay at Concordia Station involved in the ESA (European Space Agency) projects; in other world isolated for a year to get used to live flight to Mars.
“Concerning isolation the location provides similar conditions as a space ship. The life there can be in many ways compared with a manned longtime mission in space ” said the Austrian Dr. Carmen Possnig.
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