ESA expertise aids UAE spaceflight18 September 2019
ESA expertise aids UAE spaceflight18 September 2019 The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first ever astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, is set to fly to the International Space Station, where he will be supported on the ground by ESA-trained operations personnel at a newly-established control centre in Dubai, UAE.
Space Station science: learning from Luca16 September 2019
Space Station science: learning from Luca16 September 2019 There is plenty of science on the boil at the International Space Station – including an experiment literally designed to expand our knowledge of the boiling process.
Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure20 August 2019
Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure20 August 2019 Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take part in a new NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission off the coast of California, USA, to assess co...
Two weeks of science and Beyond05 August 2019
Two weeks of science and Beyond05 August 2019 Over two weeks have flown by since ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station for his second six-month stay in orbit. His arrival, alongside NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Roscosmos Soyuz commander Alexander Skvorts...
Luca Parmitano returns to the International Space Station 21 July 2019 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano has arrived at the International Space Station following a six-hour journey alongside crewmates NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov in the Russian Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft. Their arrival ma...
Building a toolkit for the Moon18 July 2019
Building a toolkit for the Moon18 July 2019 As the world celebrates 50 years since the first lunar landing, the team at ESA’s astronaut centre is looking to the future of lunar exploration. This includes developing prototypes for rock and soil sampling equipment to be used on the Moon.