The toxic side of the Moon04 July 2018
The toxic side of the Moon04 July 2018 When the Apollo astronauts returned from the Moon, the dust that clung to their spacesuits made their throats sore and their eyes water. Lunar dust is made of sharp, abrasive and nasty particles, but how toxic is it for humans?
A milestone in securing ESA’s future role in the global exploration of space15 June 2018 Over the past 18 months, ESA and its Member States have gathered in a series of space exploration workshops culminating in a discussion in the ESA Council held in Paris on 13 June 2018. The Council discussed Europe’s ambition to play a leading role i...
Skeleton structure for Orion Moon module arrives for assembly03 May 2018 The structure for Europe’s second service module for NASA’s Orion spacecraft arrived at the Airbus clean room in Bremen, Germany, last week.
ESA and NASA to investigate bringing martian soil to Earth26 April 2018 ESA and NASA signed a statement of intent today to explore concepts for missions to bring samples of martian soil to Earth.
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon 26 October 2017
Low-cost clocks for landing on the Moon 26 October 2017 A European clock accurate to a trillionth of a second is set to be used on satellites and missions to the Moon. The ultra-precise time-keeper was conceived by a small company in Latvia, and ESA has recognised its potential for space. “We are the Fer...
ESA Moon challenge15 September 2015
ESA Moon challenge15 September 2015 ESA is inviting university students around the world to compete in designing a mission scenario for the next step in space exploration: a human–robotic partnership for exploring the Moon.