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.
Space behaviour19 February 2019
Space behaviour19 February 2019 Europe’s Columbus laboratory enters its eleventh year in space with steady operations, a few upgrades and several experiments in full swing.
Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019
Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019 When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures. They are looking after the health of our planet and, ultimately, us too.
Spotlight on Space Station science04 February 2019
Spotlight on Space Station science04 February 2019 Though all ESA astronauts are back on Earth, European science on the International Space Station is ongoing. Explore a few experiments underway right now in celebration of science at ESA.
Reflecting on Earthrise: 50 years on 21 December 2018
Reflecting on Earthrise: 50 years on 21 December 2018 Monday 24 December marks 50 years since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders snapped an iconic image of Earth rising above the lunar surface.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returns to Earth – for the second time20 December 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.