ATV-5: loaded and locked23 July 2014
ATV-5: loaded and locked23 July 2014 ESA’s fifth Automated Transfer Vehicle is now scheduled for launch to the International Space Station at 23:44 GMT on 29 July (01:44 CEST 30 July) on an Ariane 5 rocket from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.
Call Alex: live SocialSpace with Alexander Gerst in orbit22 July 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is sharing beautiful photographs from space on his social media pages. Is there something you want to ask him while he is orbiting our planet? On 22 August you could talk to him in person during ESA’s SocialSpace event.
ESA mission name for astronaut Tim Peake: Principia 18 July 2014
ESA mission name for astronaut Tim Peake: Principia 18 July 2014 When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia.
Blue Dot update15 July 2014
Blue Dot update15 July 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst continues to thrive in his space habitat one month into his Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station.
Dry runs preparing for underground astronauts11 July 2014
Dry runs preparing for underground astronauts11 July 2014 ESA trainers and caving specialists recently went underground in Sardinia, Italy to set the scene for space-like astronaut training later this summer.
Spot the Space Station looking at you01 July 2014
Spot the Space Station looking at you01 July 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and five astronauts from America and Russia are flying on the International Space Station 400 km above us – but did you know they are sharing live views of our planet and you can even see their home at night?