Walking on the Moon – underwater17 April 2018
Walking on the Moon – underwater17 April 2018 It’s one of the deepest ‘swimming pools’ in Europe, but for three years has been helping preparations for a human return to the Moon. ESA’s Neutral Buoyancy Facility at the European Astronaut Centre has been the site of the ‘Moondive’ study, using spe...
ESA signs collaboration agreement for commercial Lunar missions17 April 2018 ESA has signed a collaboration agreement with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Goonhilly Earth Station (GES) for Commercial Lunar Mission Support Services at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, USA. This innovative commercial...
Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions 12 April 2018
Top tomatoes thanks to Mars missions 12 April 2018 Next time you eat a tomato or sweet pepper, take a closer look, because there’s a good chance that its healthy appearance is thanks to one of US President Barack Obama’s speeches and ESA research for sending people on long space missions.
Storm hunter in position13 April 2018
Storm hunter in position13 April 2018 The Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, also known as the Space Storm Hunter, was installed today outside the European space laboratory Columbus.
Call for Media: News conference with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst10 April 2018 Media are invited to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany on 17 April for ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s last news conference in Europe before his second launch into space.
The chemistry of lightning05 April 2018
The chemistry of lightning05 April 2018 Every second, around 45 lightning strikes jolt our atmosphere, where powerful reactions in thunderstorm clouds alter the chemical composition of the air inside and around them. A suite of European instruments will soon be studying these powerful disch...