100 days to Andreas Mogensen’s mission22 May 2015
100 days to Andreas Mogensen’s mission22 May 2015 The 100-day countdown begins today for ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s visit to the International Space Station. Following launch on 1 September, he will test new technologies and deliver a fresh spacecraft for the long-stay crew already aboard the o...
Space fever13 May 2015
Space fever13 May 2015 It started with a simple question that ended with a surprising answer and new technology that is being used in cutting-edge heart surgery and could save millions of euros in hospital bills.
European space agencies inaugurate altered-gravity aircraft08 May 2015 ESA, France’s space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week.
Second Dragon, fruit flies and fresh coffee for Samantha22 April 2015 ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is nearing the end of her six-month Futura mission but her action-packed stay on the International Space Station is showing no signs of slowing down.
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly to the International Space Station next year on a six-month adventure of science in weightlessness. Now Thomas wants you to think of a name for his flight – and it will appear on the mission patch he will wear in...
Mission X comes to a close with a call from space25 March 2015
Mission X comes to a close with a call from space25 March 2015 On the very same day that Mission X’s mascot Astro Charlie reached the moon, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti reached out to children from the International Space Station (ISS), her outpost in space. Hundreds of students aged 8 to 12 gathere...