ESA astronaut Timothy Peake set for Space Station20 May 2013 ESA’s Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain, announced today that the ISS Multilateral Crew Operations Panel has decided on Friday, 17 May to accept his proposal to fly astronaut Timothy Peake to the International Space Station in 2015.
Next destination: space16 May 2013
Next destination: space16 May 2013 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano left for Baikonur, Kazakhstan today, his last stop before heading to the International Space Station on 28 May.
Astronaut Luca wants your questions15 March 2013
Astronaut Luca wants your questions15 March 2013 Tweet your questions to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano before he leaves Earth for the International Space Station in May. Your questions will be answered this Tuesday during a press conference with crewmates Karen Nyberg from NASA and cosmonaut Fyodor Y...
Luca’s lasagne 21 February 2013
Luca’s lasagne 21 February 2013 Getting ready for his six-month stay on the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano from Italy had an important task yesterday – testing some of the best Italian cuisine that he will eat in Earth orbit, including the first lasagne t...
Chance to meet ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano14 February 2013
Chance to meet ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano14 February 2013 There is a chance for bookworms and Spacetweeps alike to meet ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano at the Libreria Assaggi bookshop in Rome, Italy, Saturday 23 February at 15:00 CET. Thousands of Twitter users have been enjoying the entertaining tweets of @A...
Astronauts bring back new life23 November 2012
Astronauts bring back new life23 November 2012 It is not every day that astronauts can claim to return to Earth with a new species of life. But when the astronauts on ESA’s CAVES underground training course returned to the surface they were carrying a special type of woodlouse.