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Doc completes voyage to the most isolated base on Earth

Washington, Jan 28 (ANI): A physician has completed the voyage to one of the remotest places on Earth, which takes even longer than the voyage to the International Space Station.

Alexander Kumar, the next ESA-sponsored crewmember to stay in Concordia, has arrived safely at the research base in Antarctica.

The international outpost's programme of research includes glaciology, human biology and the atmosphere. ESA uses the base to prepare for future long-duration missions beyond Earth.

Concordia is an ideal place to study the effects on small, multicultural teams isolated for long periods in an extreme, hostile environment.

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March 16, 2012

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