First light for the storm hunter23 May 2018
First light for the storm hunter23 May 2018 As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA’s latest observatory in space.
Call for media: Follow the launch of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst22 May 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched into space on 6 June at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) alongside Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.
The surprising lightness of the brain 04 May 2018
The surprising lightness of the brain 04 May 2018 The brain is a sensory sponge. It absorbs information from the environment to help you orientate yourself at every turn and perform at your best. After adding small doses of weightlessness, scientists are collecting surprising data about the structure...
Skeleton structure for Orion Moon module arrives for assembly03 May 2018 The structure for Europe’s second service module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft arrived at the Airbus clean room in Bremen, Germany, last week.
ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to Earth26 April 2018 ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth.
Fuel tanks and wings for Orion module23 April 2018
Fuel tanks and wings for Orion module23 April 2018 The European service module that will provide power, water, air and electricity to NASA’s Orion Moon module has taken a large step closer to completion with the installation of its fuel tanks and testing of its solar wings. Orion will eventually fly...