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Concordia is operated by the French Polar Institute (IPEV) and the Italian Antarctic Programme (PNRA).

Active Mission

It is located more than 1000 km away from the coastal stations. Many researchers use this facility for psychology, physiology, and medicine. Some “crew members” perform a winter-over where they are part of research lasting the entire winter. 

Mission Type

Analog Mission



Mission Overview

  • Location: Antarctica
  • Environment: Isolation
  • Hazards Tested: Hostile environment
  • Research: Research performed at Concordia includes glaciology, atmospheric studies, astronomy, human related research, and some technologies. 
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Follow Beth Healey, a 28-year-old medical doctor from London, through her 14-months at the Concordia Station ending in January 2016 as a European Space Station researcher.

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Analog missions prepare us for near-term and future exploration to asteroids, Mars, and the Moon. Analogs play a significant role in problem solving for spaceflight research.

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