Total lunar eclipse 201918 January 2019
Total lunar eclipse 201918 January 2019 On the night between Sunday 20 and Monday 21 January, a good fraction of the world’s population will be able to look up see our bright Moon slowly turn dark orange. The phenomenon known as a total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes directly be...
ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test17 January 2019
ExoMars software passes ESA Mars Yard driving test17 January 2019 Navigation software destined for the ExoMars 2020 mission to the Red Planet has passed a rover-based driving test at ESA’s ‘Mars Yard’.
Water recycling for monks and astronauts awarded Dutch innovation prize21 December 2018 For over 25 years ESA has been working on an endless waste-recycling system to provide a self-sustaining ecosystem for humans in space. While we are not there yet, the technology developed to date is having immediate benefits for building a more susta...
Reflecting on Earthrise: 50 years on 21 December 2018
Reflecting on Earthrise: 50 years on 21 December 2018 Monday 24 December marks 50 years since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders snapped an iconic image of Earth rising above the lunar surface.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returns to Earth – for the second time20 December 2018 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev.
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors14 December 2018
Inspiring the next generation of space doctors14 December 2018 A group of 21 budding space medicine experts gathered at ESA’s astronaut centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, in November for two days of inspiration and education as part of the 2018 Space Physicians Training Course.