Luca powers up for a spacewalk10 October 2019
Luca powers up for a spacewalk10 October 2019 European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano is preparing to step out into space for his first spacewalk of the Beyond mission.
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.
Luca takes leading role for Europe in space25 September 2019
Luca takes leading role for Europe in space25 September 2019 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is set to become the third European and first Italian commander of the International Space Station, following an official change of command ceremony on Wednesday 2 October 2019.
ESA expertise aids UAE spaceflight18 September 2019
ESA expertise aids UAE spaceflight18 September 2019 The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first ever astronaut, Hazza Al Mansoori, is set to fly to the International Space Station, where he will be supported on the ground by ESA-trained operations personnel at a newly-established control centre in Dubai, UAE.
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.