Vita: next Space Station mission name and logo24 November 2016
Vita: next Space Station mission name and logo24 November 2016 ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be launched to the International Space Station next year for his third spaceflight. The name and logo for his mission were announced today. Vita stands for Vitality, Innovation, Technology and Ability and was chosen b...
Automating sample testing thanks to space 06 October 2016
Automating sample testing thanks to space 06 October 2016 A miniaturised biotech unit developed for the International Space Station is improving medical diagnoses on Earth with affordable automation of small-scale diagnostics.
Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander 18 May 2016
Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander 18 May 2016 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has been assigned a new mission to the International Space Station, where he will fulfil the role of commander during the second part of his six-month mission in 2018.
Tim Peake goes roving27 April 2016
Tim Peake goes roving27 April 2016 In a live space-to-ground test of human–robot cooperation, ESA astronaut Tim Peake will control a rover on Earth on Friday from the International Space Station, helping prepare for future exploration missions.
15 years of Europe on the International Space Station19 April 2016 On 23 April 2001, Italian ESA Umberto Guidoni made history as the first European astronaut to board the International Space Station.