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.
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014 This year sees the fifth and last of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicles leave for the International Space Station. ATV Georges Lemaître will be launched this summer from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, fully loaded with supplies, fuel and oxygen for the...
Suit up for Skinsuit10 January 2014
Suit up for Skinsuit10 January 2014 The Space Medicine Office of ESA’s European Astronaut Centre is managing a project that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space, simply by wearing a high-tech tight-fitting ‘skinsuit’.
An astronaut’s rhythm06 January 2014
An astronaut’s rhythm06 January 2014 Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones. Our body clocks need time to adjust to different daylight times as high-fliers and frequent travellers know all too well. But what about...
Alexander’s space clinic24 July 2013
Alexander’s space clinic24 July 2013 They are skills everyone hopes an astronaut never has to use but they are vital for the International Space Station, where no ambulance can reach. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst recently boosted his medical skills in a busy hospital setting.
Underwater astronaut on the Moon11 September 2013
Underwater astronaut on the Moon11 September 2013 ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin slipped into the roles of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin last week for an underwater simulation of the historic mission to the Moon.