Luna facility brings Moon to Earth17 October 2018
Luna facility brings Moon to Earth17 October 2018 A facility planned for ESA’s Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, will recreate the Moon’s surface on Earth. ESA project manager for strategic planning and future development Andreas Diekmann shares how the three-part lunar analogue facility, k...
A new dimension in robotics08 October 2018
A new dimension in robotics08 October 2018 Replicating space conditions on Earth is a challenge, but ESA’s Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany is bringing them one step closer with a virtual reality application to shape robotic exploration.
Reflecting on Europe’s commanding role in space01 October 2018
Reflecting on Europe’s commanding role in space01 October 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will take over the role of International Space Station commander from NASA astronaut Drew Feustel on 3 October. This marks the start of Expedition 57 and second half of Alexander’s Horizons mission. With both...
Bricks from Moon dust20 August 2018
Bricks from Moon dust20 August 2018 Lunar masonry starts on Earth. European researchers are working with Moon dust simulants that could one day allow astronauts to build habitats on our natural satellite and pave the way for human space exploration.
Call for Media: News conference with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst10 April 2018 Media are invited to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany on 17 April for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s last news conference in Europe before his second launch into space.