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...
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015 From how astronauts perceive time to whether parts of their brains shrink in space, the next round of experiments to be performed on the International Space Station has been chosen from more than 200 proposals.
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015 A new concept that involves mounting an instrument on the International Space Station and taking advantage of signals from navigation satellites could provide measurements of sea-surface height and information about features related to ocean currents,...
Calling new partners for exploring the Moon and Mars13 March 2015
Calling new partners for exploring the Moon and Mars13 March 2015 As part of its new strategy for space exploration, ESA is looking for commercial partners to share the adventure and benefits of leaving Earth.