Second Space Station mission for Alexander Gerst begins08 June 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst arrived at the International Space Station today together with NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev, marking the start of Alexander’s Horizons mission.
Finding the key to immunity04 February 2013
Finding the key to immunity04 February 2013 Living in space weakens astronauts’ immune systems, researchers have discovered. The findings are providing clues on how to tackle diseases on Earth before symptoms appear.
Capturing the Sun in a computer05 October 2012
Capturing the Sun in a computer05 October 2012 ESA’s SOLAR instrument suite on the International Space Station has been granted a longer lease of life to continue recording almost the full spectrum of the Sun’s radiation. SOLAR is vital for understanding the Sun and its effects on Earth.
Executive Summary29 February 2012
Executive Summary29 February 2012 Almost as soon as the International Space Station was habitable, researchers began using it to study the impact of microgravity and other space effects on several aspects of our daily lives. This unique scientific platform continues to enable research...
International Space Station Plays Role in Vaccine Development01 March 2012 Have you ever been afflicted with a case of food poisoning so awful it made you stop to wonder why no one’s found a cure or sure-fire preventative for it yet? And chances are you or someone you know has experienced a bacterial staph infection so aggre...
Space Station Captures Tsunami Flooding in Northern Japan01 March 2012 On Mar. 11, 2011, the eastern coast of Japan was shaken by the magnitude 9.0 Tohoku earthquake—one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded. Caused by fault movement between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates, the quake spawned a tsunami...