Floating ideas for an airlock near the Moon13 March 2019
Floating ideas for an airlock near the Moon13 March 2019 Assembly of a new habitable structure near the Moon, known as the Gateway, is scheduled to begin in 2023. The international project will allow humans to explore farther than ever before and it brings new opportunities for European design in space.
Gateway to the Moon11 March 2019
Gateway to the Moon11 March 2019 The International Space Station partners have endorsed plans to continue the development of the Gateway, an outpost around the Moon that will act as a base to support both robots and astronauts exploring the lunar surface.
The science circling above us on the Space Station05 March 2019
The science circling above us on the Space Station05 March 2019 The International Space Station orbits Earth, 400 km above our heads, running scientific experiments that cannot be done anywhere else. Read on for our bi-weekly update on European science in space.
Fit for Mars28 February 2019
Fit for Mars28 February 2019 Rovers are versatile explorers on the surface of other planets, but they do need some training before setting off. A model of Rosalind Franklin rover that will be sent to Mars in 2021 is scouting the Atacama Desert, in Chile, following commands from m...
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond20 February 2019
Earth’s atmosphere stretches out to the Moon – and beyond20 February 2019 The outermost part of our planet’s atmosphere extends well beyond the lunar orbit – almost twice the distance to the Moon.