Calling scientists: send your experiment out of this world28 February 2014
Calling scientists: send your experiment out of this world28 February 2014 ESA is selecting new experiments to float in microgravity, 400 km above the planet on the International Space. Sounds out of your reach? Submit an exciting science proposal and your experiment could be on the orbital complex as early as 2016.
Touchy-feely joystick heading to Space Station26 February 2014
Touchy-feely joystick heading to Space Station26 February 2014 Stowed inside ESA’s next supply ship to the International Space Station will be one of the most advanced joysticks ever built, designed to test the remote control of robots on the ground from up in orbit.
Helping make Dream Chaser a reality08 January 2014
Helping make Dream Chaser a reality08 January 2014 ESA and American company Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), have signed an understanding to identify areas of collaboration with European industry for developing hardware and mission concepts for the Dream Chaser orbital transportation system.
An astronaut’s rhythm06 January 2014
An astronaut’s rhythm06 January 2014 Anyone who has flown long distances will be familiar with the jetlag that comes with travelling across time zones. Our body clocks need time to adjust to different daylight times as high-fliers and frequent travellers know all too well. But what about...
Spacelab and 30 years of ESA astronauts28 November 2013
Spacelab and 30 years of ESA astronauts28 November 2013 Thirty years ago this week the first European-built Spacelab was launched on the Space Shuttle. ESA’s first astronaut, Ulf Merbold, flew on the mission, marking ESA’s entry into human spaceflight.
Happy birthday, Space Station20 November 2013
Happy birthday, Space Station20 November 2013 The International Space Station celebrates its birthday today, 15 years after the first module was launched in 1998.