Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth14 December 2017
Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth14 December 2017 ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli landed back on Earth early this morning after 139 days in space. The ride home from the International Space Station required braking from 28 800 km/h to a standstill in barely three hours.
Cells in space 07 December 2017
Cells in space 07 December 2017 Laboratories on Earth hardly make the news, unless they come up with life-saving cures. So why would anyone care about a lab in space? The medicine you take on Earth begins with cell research, and the latest experiments on the International Space Stat...
Run your experiments in extreme cold isolation – or in bed01 December 2017
Run your experiments in extreme cold isolation – or in bed01 December 2017 Preparing for space means understanding human adaptation to extremes. How do we cope with life in the coldest, darkest and most remote places on Earth? How can we reduce the harmful effects of space on the human body?
Gadgets for Mars21 November 2017
Gadgets for Mars21 November 2017 A mini-rover, tools once used on the Moon and lasers for 3D mapping are in the backpack of the explorers of tomorrow. The terrain will be hazardous and it will be dark in volcanic caves, but this equipment could one day help to scout other planets.&nb...
Astronaut meets volcano13 November 2017
Astronaut meets volcano13 November 2017 An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain’s Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets. The training will equip space travellers with a geologist’s eye.
The road to Orion’s launch09 November 2017
The road to Orion’s launch09 November 2017 NASA’s Orion spacecraft aims to send humans further into space than ever before, and ESA’s European Service Module will provide the essentials for keeping the astronauts alive and on course. A review of the programme by NASA to assess progress is now...