Ready for winter23 November 2012
Ready for winter23 November 2012 Each year, ESA sponsors a medical research doctor to brave the cold, dark days of Antarctica to study the effects of isolation in preparation for long space missions. The next crew have already been chosen and are preparing to leave on their long jour...
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.
Connecting via the interplanetary Internet09 November 2012
Connecting via the interplanetary Internet09 November 2012 NASA astronaut Sunita Williams recently controlled an ESA rover in Germany from the International Space Station in a joint test of a communication protocol designed for interplanetary spaceflight.
Using space internet to control robots17 October 2012
Using space internet to control robots17 October 2012 ESA and NASA have tested a communications protocol that will allow astronauts to control robots from space stations orbiting planets or asteroids. The test marks the way for a trial-run with an astronaut on the International Space Station next week.
Cavenauts return to Earth20 September 2012
Cavenauts return to Earth20 September 2012 The international team of astronauts taking part in ESA’s caving adventure have returned to Earth after spending six days underground. The voyage to the surface of our planet took them five hours from basecamp.
Future Space Station crew train to control rover from orbit25 May 2012 Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and NASA’s Sunita Williams, both scheduled for missions to the International Space Station, have completed their training at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre to learn how to drive a model rover remotely on Earth from s...