Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015
Wanted: a mission name for astronaut Thomas 03 April 2015 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will fly to the International Space Station next year on a six-month adventure of science in weightlessness. Now Thomas wants you to think of a name for his flight – and it will appear on the mission patch he will wear in...
Mission X comes to a close with a call from space25 March 2015
Mission X comes to a close with a call from space25 March 2015 On the very same day that Mission X’s mascot Astro Charlie reached the moon, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti reached out to children from the International Space Station (ISS), her outpost in space. Hundreds of students aged 8 to 12 gathere...
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015 From how astronauts perceive time to whether parts of their brains shrink in space, the next round of experiments to be performed on the International Space Station has been chosen from more than 200 proposals.
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015
Mapping sea surface from the Space Station16 March 2015 A new concept that involves mounting an instrument on the International Space Station and taking advantage of signals from navigation satellites could provide measurements of sea-surface height and information about features related to ocean currents,...
Astronaut feels the force 05 January 2015
Astronaut feels the force 05 January 2015 In a milestone for space robotics, the International Space Station has hosted the first full run of ESA’s experiment with a force-reflecting joystick.
ATV views Space Station as never before09 December 2014
ATV views Space Station as never before09 December 2014 ESA’s fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle tested a new technique before docking with the International Space Station in August, at the same time revealing the orbital complex in a new light.