White Mars

White Mars

Concordia Station, Antarctica, is a spaceflight analogue, 'White Mars', in view of its isolation, inaccessibility, altitude, low light levels and skeleton crew. Beth completed a year-long mission there where she was working for the European Space Agency implementing research protocols to investigate the effects of this extreme environment on the physiology and psychology of the overwinter crew. They were also testing systems for sustainable extra-terrestrial habitats - for example, water recycling. 

 

About Beth Healey

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Beth Healey, is a UK trained doctor who overwintered in Antarctica as research MD for the European Space Agency at spaceflight analogue Concordia 'White Mars'. A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with an interest in polar environments she has worked as part of logistical and medical support teams for ski mountaineering expeditions and endurance races in Svalbard, Greenland, Siberia and at the North Pole.