Moon and Mars on a plane26 September 2016
Moon and Mars on a plane26 September 2016 Who wouldn’t want to run an experiment in lunar or martian gravity? ESA is offering European researchers the chance to test their theories on aircraft flights that offer 20 seconds of reduced gravity.
Full circle: space algae fighting malnutrition in Congo13 September 2016
Full circle: space algae fighting malnutrition in Congo13 September 2016 Looking for food that could be harvested by astronauts far from Earth, researchers focused on spirulina, which has been harvested for food in South America and Africa for centuries. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti ate the first food containing sp...
Exposed to space and back on Earth05 July 2016
Exposed to space and back on Earth05 July 2016 In the excitement of watching Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra land on Earth on 18 June after 186 days in space, all attention was focused on the astronauts and their bumpy ride.
Cultivating microalgae using made-for-space formulas21 March 2016
Cultivating microalgae using made-for-space formulas21 March 2016 A new facility is offering researchers and industry an opportunity to experiment with microalgae on larger scales than before. Based in Saint-Nazaire, France, the AlgoSolis site is a stepping stone to industrial production of algae-based products.