Sigmund Jähn: the first German in space23 August 2018
Sigmund Jähn: the first German in space23 August 2018 Forty years ago this week, Sigmund Jähn became the first German in space. On 26 August 1978, the then East German citizen flew as part of the Soviet Union’s Interkosmos programme on Soyuz 31 to the Russian Salyut 6 space station.
Ulf Merbold: remembering John Young (1930-2018)22 August 2018
Ulf Merbold: remembering John Young (1930-2018)22 August 2018 Early this year, NASA astronaut John Young passed away, aged 87. This loss saddened the space community around the world, including fellow space explorers, perhaps especially the ones who had flown with him in space.
Fifty years of UNISPACE20 June 2018
Fifty years of UNISPACE20 June 2018 UNISPACE+50, the fourth UNISPACE conference, is officially under way in Vienna this week. The conference takes place around a regular session of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS).
Walter Thiebaut (1945-2018)04 May 2018
Walter Thiebaut (1945-2018)04 May 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Walter Thiebaut, on 19 April 2018 at the age of 72. He spent more than 30 years as a civil servant with ESA and its predecessor organisations.
CSG at 50: half a century of Europe's Spaceport 05 April 2018
CSG at 50: half a century of Europe's Spaceport 05 April 2018 Fifty years ago, on 9 April 1968, with the launch of a sounding rocket from the French Veronique series, the Guiana Space Centre became operational: ‘Europe’s Spaceport’ was born.
ESA celebrates 50 years of ESTEC05 April 2018
ESA celebrates 50 years of ESTEC05 April 2018 This week ESA celebrated the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the European Space Technology and Research Centre, ESTEC.