The human experience in Antarctica: recreating space on Earth: Special issue: Antarctica

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Mankind has always been fascinated by space. Thanks to observations and space missions, our knowledge of the extreme conditions outside the Earth's atmosphere is increasing. Currently, there is growing interest to send humans on interplanetary missions or back to the moon. However, it is important to envisage the health challenges that are associated with space travel. The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN plays an important role in space research, including human space biology.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-39
JournalScience Connection
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - May 2013


  • Space research, earth-based model, antarctica, isolation, immune system

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