South Africa’s space agency is looking for volunteers to go on an all expenses paid trip to Antarctica

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How does an all-expenses-paid trip to the breathtaking and icy landscapes of Antartica sound? Well, if your physically and mentally fit there’s an opportunity waiting for you! The South African National Space Agency (Sansa) is looking for three volunteers to work for three months in Antarctica.

Candidates need to be physically and mentally in shape in order to cope in the extreme environment. Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth, and while volunteers will be there in summer, the warmest temperature recorded in Antarctica to date is 15 °C, while the bases are extremely remote and isolated. There’s also a catch, the work is unpaid but the entire trip is said to be worth at least R 140 000 and some scientific/engineering background is required. The chosen volunteers will depart in December and return in February next year.

Any individual interested in the experience of a lifetime, with some scientific/engineering background, may apply for this opportunity.” – Sansa

The three South African volunteers will be part of Sansa’s space science unit, which forms part of the worldwide network of magnetic observatories which monitor the Earth’s magnetic field and carry out physics research. The volunteers will assist the engineering team with maintenance and upgrades to Sansa’s instrumentation network at the SANAE IV base.

Should you be interested in this amazing experience and are prepared for physically challenging and satisfying work then visit Sansa’s website right here to find out how you can apply. Applications close 25 September 2019.

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