Powering the future with lunar soil18 July 2019
Powering the future with lunar soil18 July 2019 Building a lunar base would be one of the next logical steps in our exploration of the Solar System, but the survival of a future crew depends on access to a reliable source of energy. An ESA Discovery & Preparation study explored how lunar regoli...
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.
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...
Students aim for the stars in the Human Space Physiology Training Course, 2019 edition05 April 2019 50 university students from 13 different Member States and Canada (an Associate State) recently participated in a challenging training course about human life in space. The 2019 edition of the Human Space Physiology Training Course, held from 19 to 22...