Closing the recycling circle27 June 2014
Closing the recycling circle27 June 2014 The International Space Station welcomes up to eight supply vessels a year bringing oxygen, water and food for the six astronauts continuously circling our planet. Building, launching, docking and unloading these spacecraft is costly and time-consumin...
Space brings fresh water to Morocco 06 May 2014
Space brings fresh water to Morocco 06 May 2014 Recycling waste water and urine into drinking water is not only for astronauts – the same method is now treating groundwater for a school in Morocco.
Concordia calling16 April 2014
Concordia calling16 April 2014 Are you a team player who is unafraid of long isolation? Do you have a medical degree and a healthy love of extremes? ESA is offering the chance of a lifetime to run space experiments in one of the world’s most isolated places: Concordia research stat...
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.
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.