ESA expertise aids UAE spaceflight18 September 2019
ESA expertise aids UAE spaceflight18 September 2019 The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) first ever astronaut, Hazza Al Mansouri, is set to fly to the International Space Station, where he will be supported on the ground by ESA-trained operations personnel at a newly-established control centre in Dubai, UAE.
Space Station science: learning from Luca16 September 2019
Space Station science: learning from Luca16 September 2019 There is plenty of science on the boil at the International Space Station – including an experiment literally designed to expand our knowledge of the boiling process.
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle 03 September 2019
Space Station science return and spacecraft shuffle 03 September 2019 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Beyond mission has kicked into high gear during the last two weeks. He has been keeping the International Space Station running smoothly as well as working remotely with European researchers – with even Luca’s mealtimes...
Study started for bacteria-free space missions22 August 2019
Study started for bacteria-free space missions22 August 2019 Bacteria grow everywhere, including inside the International Space Station. That is why ESA has selected the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) to develop antimicrobial surface treatments for the interior of spacecraft.
A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds19 August 2019
A space cocktail of science, bubbles and sounds19 August 2019 The International Space Station was again the stage for novel European science and routine operations during the first half of August. Plenty of action in the form of bubbles and sounds added to the mix in the run-up to a spacewalk and the comings and...
Two weeks of science and Beyond05 August 2019
Two weeks of science and Beyond05 August 2019 Over two weeks have flown by since ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station for his second six-month stay in orbit. His arrival, alongside NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Roscosmos Soyuz commander Alexander Skvorts...