Europeans in Apollo: First flag on the Moon?19 July 2019
Europeans in Apollo: First flag on the Moon?19 July 2019 The flag-like Solar Wind Composition Experiment was the first experiment set up by the Apollo 11 astronauts on the lunar surface, and its Principal Investigator was Johannes Geiss, the world-leading Swiss physicist.
Europeans in Apollo: The Spanish dish18 July 2019
Europeans in Apollo: The Spanish dish18 July 2019 Valeriano Claros-Guerra of Spain was among the first to hear signals from the Apollo 11 astronauts on the Moon, before becoming a vital advocate of the ESA ground station network.
Europeans in Apollo: The Wright Stuff12 July 2019
Europeans in Apollo: The Wright Stuff12 July 2019 An advertisement in a daily newspaper brought British engineer Keith Wright to the United States and made a lasting impression on the Moon.
Europe celebrates a launch and a landing17 July 2019
Europe celebrates a launch and a landing17 July 2019 Space is in the spotlight across Europe and Beyond as Saturday 20 July marks both the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, and the start of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s second mission to the International Space Station.
Europeans in Apollo: 'The pathfinder'15 July 2019
Europeans in Apollo: 'The pathfinder'15 July 2019 Navigation expert Pat Norris was presented with a Silver Snoopy Award by Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong after solving an error in the longitude of island tracking stations.
'Fly me to the Moon': marking the 50th anniversary of the first Moonlanding15 July 2019 This week, ESA is celebrating the 50th anniversary of humankind first setting foot on the Moon and paying tribute to the men and women who took part in this endeavour, some of whom went on to work in later NASA, ESA and international space programmes.