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Moon mining kit ready for space station tests05 August 2019
Moon mining kit ready for space station tests05 August 2019 British scientists have designed an experiment to test how bacteria could be used to mine space rocks on asteroids, the Moon and Mars. Astronauts will help to test the devices aboard the International Space Station, following their successful install...
Shaun the Sheep completes astronaut training with ESA19 July 2019 Children’s film character Shaun the Sheep has completed his microgravity training ahead of the launch of his second animated feature film Farmageddon – and just in time for the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the Moon.
ESA helps to drive UK space success17 July 2019
ESA helps to drive UK space success17 July 2019 The Harwell Space Cluster just outside Oxford now employs more than 1,000 people across 92 organisations – and a showcase event on 27 June emphasised that most of those taking part are receiving support from ESA for their growth plans.
Glaswegian nanosats launched into space05 July 2019
Glaswegian nanosats launched into space05 July 2019 Two supercomputing nanosatellites that could transform how data is downloaded from space were successfully launched on 5 July.
Moon brick on display at the Science Museum25 June 2019
Moon brick on display at the Science Museum25 June 2019 A building block made from simulated moon rocks is attracting visitors to the Science Museum in London.
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet 19 June 2019
ESA’s new mission to intercept a comet 19 June 2019 ‘Comet Interceptor’ has been selected as ESA’s new fast-class mission in its Cosmic Vision Programme. Comprising three spacecraft, it will be the first to visit a truly pristine comet or other interstellar object that is only just starting its j...