Name that mission04 March 2014
Name that mission04 March 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will be venturing to the International Space Station next year. He is training as the flight engineer on the Soyuz spacecraft that will fly 400 km above Earth but his mission does not have a name – yet.
Inside astronaut Alexander’s head 17 February 2014
Inside astronaut Alexander’s head 17 February 2014 The clock is ticking: in 100 days ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched to the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and cosmonaut commander Maxim Surayev.
Samantha’s Futura logo22 January 2014
Samantha’s Futura logo22 January 2014 The Futura mission logo was revealed today for ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti’s long-duration expedition to the International Space Station.
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014
School's out for ATV training13 January 2014 This year sees the fifth and last of ESA’s Automated Transfer Vehicles leave for the International Space Station. ATV Georges Lemaître will be launched this summer from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, fully loaded with supplies, fuel and oxygen for the...
Suit up for Skinsuit10 January 2014
Suit up for Skinsuit10 January 2014 The Space Medicine Office of ESA’s European Astronaut Centre is managing a project that could help astronauts overcome back problems in space, simply by wearing a high-tech tight-fitting ‘skinsuit’.
An astronaut’s rhythm06 January 2014
An astronaut’s rhythm06 January 2014 Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones. Our body clocks need time to adjust to different daylight times as high-fliers and frequent travellers know all too well. But what about...