ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen commanded the Eurobot rover from the International Space Station. As part of ESA’s Meteron project, Andreas drove the car-sized rover to repair a mockup lunar base in the Netherlands.
One of the tasks was to lift up insulation to inspect underneath. The Meteron engineers had placed the winning drawing of a children’s competition in Denmark to reveal the winner.
Andreas’s mission lasts 10 days and he is devoting his time in space to test new technologies and improving space operations. His activities include testing a new water-cleaning membrane that mimics nature, hands-free goggles to help with complex tasks, a tight-fitting suit to alleviate back pain common in astronauts, and driving three different rovers on Earth to prepare for missions farther away in our Solar System.