Conclusion of SPHERES Zero Robotics 2014 challenge19 January 2015
Conclusion of SPHERES Zero Robotics 2014 challenge19 January 2015 Inspired by ESA’s Rosetta mission and the upcoming NASA OSIRIS-Rex mission, Zero Robotics finalists were given the task to simulate imaging a virtual asteroid on the International Space Station last Friday. Secondary-school students from across Europe...
An ecosystem in a box 19 January 2015
An ecosystem in a box 19 January 2015 An unusual package was delivered to a hotel in Beijing, China, in 1987 containing a batch of blue–green algae that would spend five days in space in a capsule. The ESA-led MELiSSA project was on its way.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst awarded Germany’s Order of Merit13 January 2015 For his outstanding work during his Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station last year, German President Joachim Gauck awarded ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst the Officer’s Cross of the Federal Republic of Germany today.
Fresh supplies and experiments for Samantha13 January 2015
Fresh supplies and experiments for Samantha13 January 2015 Yesterday, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA astronaut Butch Wilmore captured the Dragon spacecraft with its supplies and new experiments for the six astronauts living 400 km above our planet.
Second Space Station Robot Challenge to launch13 January 2015
Second Space Station Robot Challenge to launch13 January 2015 A space robotics competition opens today for school students. The aim is to design a robot that can move cargo from one end of an International Space Station (ISS) mock-up to another.
Astronaut feels the force 05 January 2015
Astronaut feels the force 05 January 2015 In a milestone for space robotics, the International Space Station has hosted the first full run of ESA’s experiment with a force-reflecting joystick.