How to rescue a Moonwalker in need06 July 2017
How to rescue a Moonwalker in need06 July 2017 During a simulated space mission underwater last week, ESA tested an ingenious concept to bring astronauts safely back to base if they are incapacitated during lunar exploration. Four ‘aquanauts’, including ESA astronaut Pedro Duque and NASA astronau...
Astronaut training for Mass Effect: Andromeda04 March 2017
Astronaut training for Mass Effect: Andromeda04 March 2017 Vloggers recently spent two days at ESA’s astronaut centre to prepare for space – at least for the virtual world of the new Mass Effect: Andromeda computer game.
European researchers invited to board ‘Spaceship EAC’02 September 2016
European researchers invited to board ‘Spaceship EAC’02 September 2016 The European Astronaut Centre is set to work with academia in tackling future space exploration challenges – an initiative known as ‘Spaceship EAC’. EAC, based in Cologne, Germany, is now a participant in ESA’s long-running Networking/Partnering Init...
Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander 18 May 2016
Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander 18 May 2016 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has been assigned a new mission to the International Space Station, where he will fulfil the role of commander during the second part of his six-month mission in 2018.
Call Alex: live SocialSpace with Alexander Gerst in orbit22 July 2014 Registration has closed. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is sharing beautiful photographs from space on his social media pages. Is there something you want to ask him while he is orbiting our planet? On 22 August you could talk to him in person during...
Inspiring the next generation of space medicine experts04 March 2014 Once a year, Europe’s experts in space medicine and astronaut medical support share their knowledge with future space medicine professionals during a week-long workshop at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.