Enough lying about22 October 2013
Enough lying about22 October 2013 ESA’s volunteers recently finished their third and last session lying in bed in the interest of spaceflight and science. They can return to their normal lives after spending their last 21 days in bed with their feet up – once their bodies have recuper...
3D printing for space: the additive revolution16 October 2013
3D printing for space: the additive revolution16 October 2013 3D printing is getting ready to revolutionise space travel. ESA is paving the way for 3D-printed metals to build high-quality, intricate shapes with massive cost savings.
Experiments wanted for the next-best-thing to human research in space02 October 2013 ESA is accepting proposals for scientific research using two of its human spaceflight ‘analogue’ platforms: bedrest studies and the Concordia station in Antarctica. Such experiments increase our knowledge of human risks in spaceflight today, and espec...
ESA teams up with Swedish space physiology centre06 September 2013
ESA teams up with Swedish space physiology centre06 September 2013 ESA has selected the new Swedish Aerospace Physiology Centre of the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to support the Agency’s human research efforts with astronauts on the International Space Station.
Red bacteria fighting cholesterol for you 25 July 2013
Red bacteria fighting cholesterol for you 25 July 2013 What started as a food that astronauts could grow themselves is showing potential for lowering cholesterol levels around the world: space research has found a bacterium that can reduce cholesterol by half.
Changing environments 05 July 2013
Changing environments 05 July 2013 ESA’s interest in how astronauts react to living in weightlessness and how to keep fit without the benefit of gravity took a step forward today with the opening of the new ‘Envihab’ in Cologne, Germany. The facility will be the envy of scientists all...