Lost in space21 June 2018
Lost in space21 June 2018 The ability to text on your phone while walking uses a whole set of sensory skills. Millions of years of evolution turned the human brain into a sophisticated organ that can navigate new environments while multitasking – a super homo sapiens able to w...
A milestone in securing ESA’s future role in the global exploration of space15 June 2018 Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris on 13 June 2018. The Council discussed Europe’s ambition to play a leading role i...
Plants on a gravity rollercoaster11 June 2018
Plants on a gravity rollercoaster11 June 2018 Plants are quicker to react and more sensitive than you might think – they can detect light changes in a fraction of a second and can bend towards light sources within minutes – and they respond equally fast to gravity. For the first time last week, E...
Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins08 June 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station today together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission.
ESA astronaut Pedro Duque appointed to new Spanish government06 June 2018 The new Spanish Prime Minister has announced his intention to appoint Spanish ESA astronaut Pedro Duque as Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities.
Liftoff – Alexander Gerst returns to space06 June 2018
Liftoff – Alexander Gerst returns to space06 June 2018 Today at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was launched into space alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.