Imagining a Moon base25 January 2019
Imagining a Moon base25 January 2019 Architect may not be the first profession that comes to mind when you think of space exploration, but well-considered design will be crucial in building a lunar base.
Bold ideas for life off Earth24 January 2019
Bold ideas for life off Earth24 January 2019 In a repurposed office on the European Astronaut Centre’s ground floor in Cologne, Germany, several material science students are investigating bold ideas for future missions to the Moon.
Moving on the Moon23 January 2019
Moving on the Moon23 January 2019 Europe is preparing to go forward to the Moon, but how will astronauts move once they get there? Despite the Apollo missions, little is known about what lunar gravity may mean for our bodies. ESA’s space medicine team is working to find out through a...
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.
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.
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors14 December 2018
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors14 December 2018 A group of 21 budding space medicine experts gathered at ESA’s astronaut centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, in November for two days of inspiration and education as part of the 2018 Space Physicians Training Course.