Reflecting on Europe’s commanding role in space01 October 2018
Reflecting on Europe’s commanding role in space01 October 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will take over the role of International Space Station commander from NASA astronaut Drew Feustel on 3 October. This marks the start of Expedition 57 and second half of Alexander’s Horizons mission. With both...
Matthias Maurer graduates as ESA astronaut25 September 2018
Matthias Maurer graduates as ESA astronaut25 September 2018 German citizen, Matthias Maurer, is now officially ESA’s newest astronaut, after graduating during a formal ceremony at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, on 25 September 2018.
Making space exploration real – on Earth03 September 2018
Making space exploration real – on Earth03 September 2018 You are on a rock speeding through space. On this rock called Earth every single mineral tells you something about planetary formation. This week astronauts and space engineers will unlock the mystery of those minerals as they start an ESA geology fie...
Recipe for a spacewalk06 August 2018
Recipe for a spacewalk06 August 2018 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen may be stationed on the ground, but his expertise was vital to the recent spacewalk of two NASA astronauts, Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold. From maintaining constant radio contact on the day, to simulating activities unde...
Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins08 June 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station today together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission.
ESA astronaut Pedro Duque appointed to new Spanish government06 June 2018 The new Spanish Prime Minister has announced his intention to appoint Spanish ESA astronaut Pedro Duque as Minister for Science, Innovation and Universities.