Fifty years of Esrange 25 October 2016
Fifty years of Esrange 25 October 2016 Last month, the Esrange sounding rocket range and research centre in Kiruna, northern Sweden, celebrated the 50th anniversary of its inauguration on 24 September 1966.
ESA Bulletin 164 (4th quarter) 2015 24 May 2016
ESA Bulletin 164 (4th quarter) 2015 24 May 2016 The Sun, as seen by SOHO, the ESA/NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory mission, on our cover marking its 20th anniversary in orbit in December 2015. Experts around the world have been using SOHO images and data for two decades to help them understa...
15 years of Europe on the International Space Station19 April 2016 On 23 April 2001, Italian ESA Umberto Guidoni made history as the first European astronaut to board the International Space Station.
EVA: a chronology of Europeans walking in space06 January 2016
EVA: a chronology of Europeans walking in space06 January 2016 This month, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will become the latest European to 'walk' in space. But it was only just over 50 years ago that Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to leave the relative safety of his spacecraft - and in doing s...
SOHO celebrates 20 years of discoveries02 December 2015
SOHO celebrates 20 years of discoveries02 December 2015 Originally planned for a two-year mission, the ESA–NASA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, SOHO, is today celebrating two decades of scientific discovery.
Royal visit for ESA history archive25 September 2015
Royal visit for ESA history archive25 September 2015 Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence recently, and viewed historical documents related to ESA’s largest centre, ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.