ESA astronaut Timothy Peake set for Space Station20 May 2013 ESA’s Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain, announced today that the ISS Multilateral Crew Operations Panel has decided on Friday, 17 May to accept his proposal to fly astronaut Timothy Peake to the International Space Station in 2015.
Next destination: space16 May 2013
Next destination: space16 May 2013 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano left for Baikonur, Kazakhstan today, his last stop before heading to the International Space Station on 28 May.
Leak repaired on International Space Station 13 May 2013
Leak repaired on International Space Station 13 May 2013 Over the weekend the crew of the International Space Station worked overtime to fix a leaking cooling network outside the orbital outpost. Astronauts Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn ventured into space on Saturday and replaced a pump unit that was lea...
Springing into action 06 May 2013
Springing into action 06 May 2013 Spring has arrived and thousands of schoolchildren are stretching their muscles and brains to reach the finishing line of Mission-X. After six weeks of activities inspired by astronaut training, these future space explorers will celebrate their achiev...
Stress to rest 26 April 2013
Stress to rest 26 April 2013 On Sunday, ESA’s bedrest volunteers began lying down for their second three-week session with their heads angled below the horizontal to help research the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
Against-the-clock rehearsal for Station immunology test25 April 2013 Simply getting anything into space is tough, but doing so against a strict deadline can be really stressful. Researchers in an ESA laboratory nervously checked the clock as they extracted immune cells – beginning a full dress rehearsal to prepare a ti...