Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019
Astronaut photography benefiting the planet 15 February 2019 When astronauts take photographs of our planet while orbiting 400 km above our heads, they are doing much more than just taking pretty pictures. They are looking after the health of our planet and, ultimately, us too.
Project Pextex: materials for lunar spacesuits15 February 2019
Project Pextex: materials for lunar spacesuits15 February 2019 On 17 January 2019 ESA signed a study contract with Comex and its partners DITF and OeWF. Pextex is a two-year project to identify materials and textiles that could be used for future lunar mission space suits. The project aims to develop solutions t...
New research opportunities on International Space Station 08 February 2019
New research opportunities on International Space Station 08 February 2019 European research has been a part of the International Space Station since the very first expeditions to our orbiting science facility in 2001.
Science on a plane – ESA's next parabolic flight campaign07 February 2019
Science on a plane – ESA's next parabolic flight campaign07 February 2019 In May engineers, pilots, researchers and scientists will convene in Bordeaux, France, for ESA’s 71st parabolic flight campaign. Over the course of three days they will fly on a specially-fitted commercial aircraft, testing equipment and running resea...
Recreating space on Earth – two facilities join ESA’s platforms for spaceflight research06 February 2019 Science is everywhere but opportunities to carry out research in space can be limited. To combat this, ESA works with institutes across Europe to maintain a network of ground-based facilities that recreate aspects of spaceflight.
Spotlight on Space Station science04 February 2019
Spotlight on Space Station science04 February 2019 Though all ESA astronauts are back on Earth, European science on the International Space Station is ongoing. Explore a few experiments underway right now in celebration of science at ESA.