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...
Stressed seedlings in space07 November 2017
Stressed seedlings in space07 November 2017 Life on Earth has a myriad of problems, but gravity isn’t one of them – staying grounded means organisms can soak up the light and heat that enables growth.
Wanted: a medical doctor for a cold adventure01 November 2017
Wanted: a medical doctor for a cold adventure01 November 2017 Want to help humanity’s exploration of our Solar System? Do you have a medical degree and are not afraid of the dark or the cold? ESA is looking for someone to spend over six months in Antarctica running research to prepare for missions to the Moon an...
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon 26 October 2017
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon 26 October 2017 A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon. The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for space. “We are the Fer...