Bones, bacteria and nutrition – European research on Space Station14 October 2019 For eight days the International Space Station operated at full capacity with nine astronauts. With the extra set of hands in space the science teams on Earth got busy scheduling the astronauts’ days to get the most research time out of their time in...
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.
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.
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle 03 September 2019
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle 03 September 2019 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Beyond mission has kicked into high gear during the last two weeks. He has been keeping the International Space Station running smoothly as well as working remotely with European researchers – with even Luca’s mealtimes...
Study started for bacteria-free space missions22 August 2019
Study started for bacteria-free space missions22 August 2019 Bacteria grow everywhere, including inside the International Space Station. That is why ESA has selected the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to develop antimicrobial surface treatments for the interior of spacecraft.
A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds19 August 2019
A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds19 August 2019 The International Space Station was again the stage for novel European science and routine operations during the first half of August. Plenty of action in the form of bubbles and sounds added to the mix in the run-up to a spacewalk and the comings and...