Do you want to be an astronaut? Well, have you ever considered becoming a “hivernaut” instead? Hivernaut is the term used to describe those who overwinter at Dome Charlie in Antarctica, one of the most isolated and extreme environments on Earth.

I am currently working at Concordia Station — a remote manned research outpost that is jointly run by the French Polar Institute and the Italian Antarctic Program, located at Dome Charlie.

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