ESA celebrates 50 years at ESOC28 August 2014
ESA celebrates 50 years at ESOC28 August 2014 In the presence of media, invited dignitaries, former astronauts, ESA’s Director General and colleagues past and present, the workforce at ESOC celebrated 50 years of European cooperation in space today.
Fifty years of European cooperation in space29 July 2014
Fifty years of European cooperation in space29 July 2014 A new book by eminent historian John Krige details fifty years of European collaboration in space, from the origins of the space programmes of the early 1960s, to the many activities and rich complexity of ESA today.
ESRO's first sounding rockets04 July 2014
ESRO's first sounding rockets04 July 2014 Fifty years ago this week, ESRO’s first sounding rockets were launched from the Salto di Quirra range in Sardinia, Italy, on 6 and 8 July 1964.
ESA Bulletin 158 (May 2014)25 June 2014
ESA Bulletin 158 (May 2014)25 June 2014 Inside this issue of the ESA Bulletin, you'll find the second instalment of our comprehensive chronology of ESA, its predecessor organisations and the history of European cooperation in space. Read online
The ESRO Convention and 'juste retour'14 June 2014
The ESRO Convention and 'juste retour'14 June 2014 On 14 June 1962, ten European nations founded an international organisation with the intention of jointly pursuing scientific research in space.
Fifty years since first ELDO launch 05 June 2014
Fifty years since first ELDO launch 05 June 2014 5 June 1964: a launch took place signalling the start of Europe's cooperative venture into space - the first test flight of a Europa-1 first stage (F1), a repurposed British Blue Streak missile, from Woomera, Australia.