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ESA Human Spaceflight

Return to the underwater Space Station This year, NASA’s underwater training mission for astronauts promises to be longer and better than ever. Starting on 21 July, space agencies will test technologies and research international crew behaviour for long-duration missions using a permanent underwater base off the coast of Florida.

07/21/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

Active tracking of astronaut rad-exposures targeted Radiation is an invisible hazard of spaceflight, but a new monitoring system for ESA astronauts gives a realtime snapshot of their exposure. The results will guide researchers preparing for deep-space missions to come.

07/19/2016

ESA Space Transportation

Moving tower of Vega Tales from ESA's Materials and Electrical Components Laboratory: when the mobile tower used for ESA's Vega launcher got stuck, this video shows how lab experts tackled the problem

07/18/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

Step to the Stars The Farnborough International Airshow is one of the next stops of a touring exhibition on space and Antarctica, through which ESA and the British Antarctic Survey present the story “Step to the stars – our future in space starts on Earth”. 

07/11/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

Return to light for underground astronautsReturn to light for underground astronauts

07/08/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

Exposed to space and back on Earth In the excitement of watching Tim Peake, Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra land on Earth on 18 June after 186 days in space, all attention was focused on the astronauts and their bumpy ride. 

07/05/2016

ESA Human Spaceflight

A decade of plant biology in spaceA decade of plant biology in space

07/04/2016

ESA Space Transportation

Ariane 5 adapts Ariane 5 can now lift more payloads to space thanks to a new dispenser that has been developed for Galileo

06/22/2016

ESA Space Transportation

Ariane 6: becoming reality Preparations for the debut of Europe’s next-generation launcher, Ariane 6 in 2020 are forging ahead. Watch an interview with Gaele Winters, ESA Director of Launchers and see the launch zone taking shape

06/21/2016

Astronomy & Astrophysics

How Comets Are BornHow Comets Are Born ESA press release © ESA Based on the article "The primordial nucleus of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko",
by B.J.R. Davidsson et al. Published in Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2016, 592, A63

06/17/2016