New radiation research programme for human spaceflight 26 September 2017
New radiation research programme for human spaceflight 26 September 2017 ESA is announcing a new programme for conducting research into radiation and how to protect astronauts from space radiation. Teaming up with five particle accelerators in Europe, we are offering researchers slots to bombard samples with radiation. Co...
Diet tracker in space14 September 2017
Diet tracker in space14 September 2017 Whether you are on a diet or just want to be healthier, you might be one of those millions of people around the planet who use a mobile app to track everything you eat. The trend has arrived in space: European astronauts are now logging their meals on...
ESA’s MELiSSA life-support programme wins academic recognition24 July 2017 The head of Europe’s effort to create a close-loop life support system for long-duration space missions has received a prestigious honorary doctorate – amid a busy period in the programme’s 27-year history.
Cosmic opportunity for radiation research at ESA14 August 2017
Cosmic opportunity for radiation research at ESA14 August 2017 Cosmic radiation is considered the main health hazard to human spaceflight and space exploration of the Moon, Mars and beyond, which is why ESA has made cosmic radiation a focus of its research programme.
Counting calories in space07 July 2017
Counting calories in space07 July 2017 Rockets and spacecraft may get us to Mars, but food must nourish us on the journey. Now researchers are using the International Space Station to look at how much food will be needed on a spacecraft heading to the Moon, Mars or beyond. By tracking the...
Ice Cubes – cool new commercial opportunity on the International Space Station20 June 2017 Today ESA’s Director of Human Spaceflight and Robotic Exploration David Parker signed an agreement with Space Applications Services for the first commercial European opportunity to conduct research in space.