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.
Europe celebrates a launch and a landing17 July 2019
Europe celebrates a launch and a landing17 July 2019 Space is in the spotlight across Europe and Beyond as Saturday 20 July marks both the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, and the start of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s second mission to the International Space Station.
Beyond hatch opening – watch live17 July 2019
Beyond hatch opening – watch live17 July 2019 At 18:28 CEST (16:28 GMT) on Saturday 20 July ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and Roscosmos commander Alexander Skvortsov were launched to the International Space Station from the Baiknonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
ESA launches new podcast for Beyond mission20 June 2019
ESA launches new podcast for Beyond mission20 June 2019 What does a space mission sound like? Well, aside from the roaring of engines, the hum of the Space Station and the voices of space to ground, it sounds a bit like ESA’s new podcast, ESA Explores.
As above, so below – lunar rescue device tested underwater 19 June 2019 With its rocky, sandy terrain and buoyant salt water, the bottom of the ocean floor has more in common with the lunar surface than you might imagine. That is why this week two members of NASA mission NEEMO 23 are testing ESA’s latest prototype to resc...