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Medical doctor Beth Healey has recently returned from a year-long mission for the European Space Agency to Concordia Station in Antarctica, also known as ‘White Mars’. Concordia is a spaceflight analogue: it has conditions similar to those experienced by astronauts on long-duration spaceflight missions.
Beth’s role was to investigate the effects of this extreme environment, with its isolation, inaccessibility, altitude and low light levels, on the physiology and psychology of the overwinter crew.
Join Beth to learn about her daily life in this most inhospitable environment and the lessons learned for future settlements on Mars.
Beth Healey is a UK trained doctor. She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and patron of Expedition Medicine with an interest in polar environments. Beth 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.