Space fever13 May 2015
Space fever13 May 2015 It started with a simple question that ended with a surprising answer and new technology that is being used in cutting-edge heart surgery and could save millions of euros in hospital bills.
European space agencies inaugurate altered-gravity aircraft08 May 2015 ESA, France’s space agency CNES and the German aerospace centre DLR inaugurated the Airbus A310 ZERO-G refitted for altered gravity by running 12 scientific experiments this week.
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015
The next generation of Space Station experiments20 March 2015 From how astronauts perceive time to whether parts of their brains shrink in space, the next round of experiments to be performed on the International Space Station has been chosen from more than 200 proposals.
Testing astronauts’ lungs in Space Station airlock 09 March 2015
Testing astronauts’ lungs in Space Station airlock 09 March 2015 Air was pumped out of the International Space Station’s air lock for the first time in the name of science last week. Inside the cylindrical Quest airlock, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and NASA’s Terry Virts monitored their breathing for resea...
Test spacecraft piloting skills – in Antarctica04 March 2015
Test spacecraft piloting skills – in Antarctica04 March 2015 ESA is looking for a medical doctor to spend a year at the remote Concordia Antarctic station. Like a martian outpost can be imagined, you will be away for over a year and cut off from the rest of the world, living and working with 15 colleagues to co...
An ecosystem in a box 19 January 2015
An ecosystem in a box 19 January 2015 An unusual package was delivered to a hotel in Beijing, China, in 1987 containing a batch of blue–green algae that would spend five days in space in a capsule. The ESA-led MELiSSA project was on its way.