Welcome home, André!31 August 2012
Welcome home, André!31 August 2012 In July, ESA astronaut André Kuipers landed on Earth after a bumpy ride in a Soyuz capsule. Yesterday, he landed by helicopter on the beach near ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands to loud applause from the large crowd gathered to welcome him ho...
The worm that feels at home in space11 July 2012
The worm that feels at home in space11 July 2012 Astronauts return to Earth weakened and unsteady after weightlessness and radiation in space take their toll on the human body. New research now shows that the humble nematode worm adapts much better to spaceflight.
ESA astronaut André Kuipers returns to Earth01 July 2012
ESA astronaut André Kuipers returns to Earth01 July 2012 PR 19 2012 - ESA astronaut André Kuipers, together with his Russian Commander Oleg Kononenko and NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, has landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan at 08:14 GMT (10:14 CEST) in Soyuz TMA-03M.
Wrapping up six months of work26 June 2012
Wrapping up six months of work26 June 2012 ESA astronaut André Kuipers is scheduled to leave the International Space Station and land on 1 July. André is finishing experiments and packing his bags ready for departure. One of the last experiments is looking at how a human body stays warm.
Delving inside Earth from space12 June 2012
Delving inside Earth from space12 June 2012 ESA astronaut André Kuipers is running experiments on the International Space Station that are shedding light on conditions deep inside Earth. Orbiting some 400 km above us, Geoflow is offering insights into the inner workings of our planet.