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.
Bright lights: big cities at night16 December 2014
Bright lights: big cities at night16 December 2014 As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop in Europe, test your geography skills in the warmth of your home – while helping scientists to pinpoint light pollution.
Eye-catching space technology restoring sight03 November 2014
Eye-catching space technology restoring sight03 November 2014 Laser surgery to correct eyesight is common practice, but did you know that technology developed for use in space is now commonly used to track the patient’s eye and precisely direct the laser scalpel?
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.