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Beatrix of the Netherlands visited the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence recently, and viewed historical documents related to ESA’s largest centre, ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
ESA Bulletin 162 (2nd quarter 2015)15 September 2015
ESA Bulletin 162 (2nd quarter 2015)15 September 2015 In this issue of the ESA Bulletin, you'll find some background to the recent flight of ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, the first Danish citizen in space, and a celebration of the ESA Convention with its 40th anniversary earlier this year. Read more
ESA’s ‘first’ satellite: COS-B07 August 2015
ESA’s ‘first’ satellite: COS-B07 August 2015 This weekend sees the 40th anniversary of the launch of COS-B, the first satellite to be launched under the banner of the newly created European Space Agency, on 9 August 1975.
The beginning of Hungarian manned spaceflight03 June 2015
The beginning of Hungarian manned spaceflight03 June 2015 Hungary entered the ranks of spacefaring countries on 26 May 1980. Bertalan Farkas, the first Hungarian cosmonaut and 97th human in outer space, was the subject of the recent ‘ŰR-LÉPTÉK’ conference in Budapest celebrating the 35th anniversary of his f...