Luca powers up for a spacewalk10 October 2019
Luca powers up for a spacewalk10 October 2019 This article was updated 16 October 2019 following changes to the October spacewalk schedule. European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is expected to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission in November, but befo...
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space10 October 2019
Call for innovation to advance Europe’s lab in space10 October 2019 The International Space Station is open for business and ESA is calling on industry to help extend the capabilities of Europe’s Columbus laboratory to support science and technology in space beyond 2024.
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollution 09 October 2019
Astronauts and citizens team up against light pollution 09 October 2019 For an astronaut looking out of the International Space Station windows, city lights are brighter than the stars. To tackle light pollution citizen scientists are urged to help map out the problem on their smartphones by identifying images of cities t...
Controlling robots across oceans and space – no magic required02 October 2019 This Autumn is seeing a number of experiments controlling robots from afar, with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano directing a robot in The Netherlands and engineers in Germany controlling a rover in Canada.
Full house for space science30 September 2019
Full house for space science30 September 2019 Three newcomers and two spacecraft make a full house in space. The population of the International Space Station rose to nine last week while European science focused on bone loss, time perception and routine maintenance.
Fly your experiment to the Space Station with Bioreactor Express Service26 September 2019 ESA is partnering with Kayser Italia to offer the Kubik facility on the International Space Station to commercial customers. The new Bioreactor Express Service allows users to conduct experiments in weightlessness.