Astronaut health check with single drop of blood26 June 2014
Astronaut health check with single drop of blood26 June 2014 ESA is building a prototype tester for crews on the International Space Station to provide diagnoses within a few minutes from a pinprick of blood. The ultimate device will offer rapid health checks and results for scientific research.
Underwater return for Andreas and Thomas10 June 2014
Underwater return for Andreas and Thomas10 June 2014 ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet spent five days last year as part of NASA’s underwater project to test technologies that could be used in future space missions – and now they will return to the seas this year in July and September.
Alexander’s first week in space05 June 2014
Alexander’s first week in space05 June 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has now spent a week in space on the International Space Station. As he grows accustomed to floating in weightlessness, he has been busy learning about his new home, taking over experiments, drawing blood, keeping fit and...
Wubbo Ockels, 1946–201419 May 2014
Wubbo Ockels, 1946–201419 May 2014 Former ESA astronaut Wubbo Ockels passed away yesterday in a hospital in the Netherlands. Wubbo was the second ESA astronaut and the first Dutch citizen to go into space, in 1985. During his Spacelab-D1 mission he orbited Earth 110 times over 168 hours.
Alexander Gerst ready for orbit09 May 2014
Alexander Gerst ready for orbit09 May 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and crewmates Roscosmos cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman have passed their final qualification exam – they are now ready for their trip to the International Space Station on 28 May.
Andreas Mogensen’s mission name links cosmos and Earth28 April 2014 ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s mission next year to the International Space Station now has a name: iriss. The winning proposal was submitted by Filippo Magni, from Italy, and was selected from over 700 suggestions received from across Europe.