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Space Droids Battle To Save Our Planet
2014-01-21 11:52:05

[ Watch The Video: Zero Robotics Competition 2013 ] ESA A comet heading towards Earth threatens humanity’s existence – that was the virtual scenario of this year’s Zero Robotics tournament. Secondary-school students from across Europe controlled miniature satellites on the International Space Station in a competition to save our planet. The Space Station was turned into a playing field for the finals. The ultimate robot game challenged youngsters to write algorithms that...

Thousands Meet Space Experts And Astronauts At ESA’s Technical Center
2013-10-08 13:04:02

ESA [ Watch The Video: From Space to Earth: Luca Greets ESTEC Open Day ] [ Watch The Video: ESTEC Open Day 2013 ] ESA The entrance line snaked back down the road long before the official start of the Open Day at ESA’s technical center on Sunday, marked with an all-star astronaut introduction and big-screen Ariane 5 rocket launch. More than 8500 visitors took the opportunity to tour ESA’s largest establishment, nestled beside the North Sea town of Noordwijk in the...

Robot Spheres Compete In Zero Gravity
2013-01-10 07:47:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On the International Space Station this Friday, January 11, a squadron of mini satellites will wake up to obey remote commands from students across Europe. Space enthusiasts can watch a live broadcast as teams make the droids compete in a space game called RetroSpheres. The students have been running their code in a virtual world until this point, but the high school finals will be held this Friday using the real thing: robotic...

André Welcomed Home By Large Crowd
2012-09-02 21:28:48

In July, ESA astronaut André Kuipers landed on Earth after a bumpy ride in a Soyuz capsule. Yesterday, he landed by helicopter on the beach near ESA´s technical center in the Netherlands to loud applause from the large crowd gathered to welcome him home. When André isn´t traveling the world for his training and scientific experiments or circling Earth on the International Space Station, he works from his office at ESTEC in Noordwijk, the Netherlands....

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2012-07-12 13:14:17

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut André Kuipers first went to space in 2004 to the International Space Station (ISS), he took with him some microscopic Caenorhabditis elegans worms.  A team of scientists from the U.S., Japan, France and Canada were interested in seeing how C. elegans reacted to living in weightlessness. You may not need to stay awake at night worrying about space worms invading the planet...

Soyuz Module Transports Trio Of ISS Astronauts Back To Earth
2012-07-02 05:23:54

[ Watch the Video ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Three International Space Station (ISS) crew members successfully returned to Earth Sunday morning, with their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft touching down in a remote section of Kazakhstan at 4:14am EDT (2:14pm local time), NASA officials announced on Sunday. According to CNET's William Harwood, Expedition 31 commander Oleg Kononenko, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andre Kuipers, and NASA flight engineer...

2012-06-30 23:00:44

Smokey Bear and NASA Astronaut to highlight earth, forests & wildfire Juneau, AK (PRWEB) June 30, 2012 The U.S. Forest Service launched an important partnership with NASA that coincided with the mid-May liftoff of a new crew for the International Space Station (ISS). Through this partnership, the ISS crew may use high resolution photographs to document the extent and impacts of wildfire in the U.S. NASA Flight Engineer Joseph Acaba and his Russian crewmates, Soyuz Commander Gennady...

Andre Kuipers Wrapping Up Six Months Of Work
2012-06-27 04:51:01

ESA astronaut Andre Kuipers is scheduled to leave the International Space Station and land on 1 July. Andre is finishing experiments and packing his bags ready for departure. One of the last experiments is looking at how a human body stays warm. We take it for granted that our bodies stay at around 37ºC. Go jogging, spend time in a sauna, forget your coat on a cold day and your body will adapt and regulate its temperature. Blood vessels expand or contract and we sweat to keep heat or...

2012-06-23 09:38:41

Elementary, middle and high school students will have the opportunity to speak with Expedition 31 flight engineers Don Pettit, Joseph Acaba and André Kuipers aboard the International Space Station at 10:35 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 26. The event will take place at Philadelphia University in Philadelphia. Media representatives are invited to attend. It will be broadcast live on NASA Television and include video of the space station residents. The event will be hosted by...


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DeWinne
2012-01-13 17:47:21

Frank De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He was born Frank Viscount De Winne on April 25, 1961 in Ledeberg, Belgium. He is married to Lena Clarke and has three children from a previous marriage. He enjoys football, concerts, and gastronomy. In 1979, he graduated from the Royal School of Cadets, and in 1984, he graduated from the Royal Military Academy with a Master of Science degree in Engineering. In 1991, after graduating from the Belgian Air Component at...

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