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NEEMO 18
2014-09-17 03:00:23

European Space Agency ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is looking forward to flying to the International Space Station next year but until yesterday he was underwater trying out a handy new device he will use in space. NASA’s underwater training missions are held off the coast of Florida and send astronauts 20 m below the sea to live in a makeshift space base where they conduct regular ‘waterwalks’ in scuba gear. As well as training astronauts, the Aquarius habitat is well suited...

ESA Names Mission For Astronaut Tim Peake: Principia
2014-07-22 03:59:19

ESA When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia. More than 4000 people replied to the call for a mission name earlier this year and Principia was suggested 20 times. The name refers to Isaac Newton’s world-changing three-part text on physics, Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity. Famously pondering why apples fall from trees, Newton wrote down...

ESA Astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s Mission Name Links Cosmos And Earth
2014-04-28 03:54:07

ESA ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s mission next year to the International Space Station now has a name: iriss. The winning proposal was submitted by Filippo Magni, from Italy, and was selected from over 700 suggestions received from across Europe. The name for Andreas’ 10-day mission combines Iris and ISS. Iris was a Greek goddess, the messenger of the gods of Olympus and the personification of the rainbow. As messenger, she represents the link between humanity and the cosmos, and...

Timothy Peake
2014-03-14 10:57:31

ESA ESA astronaut Timothy Peake will be heading to the International Space Station next year and he needs your help to name his six-month mission. Send us your suggestion and help to make history. The winner will receive a mission patch signed by Tim himself. Tim was a helicopter test pilot and instructor before joining ESA’s astronaut corps in 2009. He was assigned his mission last May and has been training non-stop to be part of Expedition 46/47 to the orbital outpost. He is...

Andreas Mogensen Asks You To Name His Mission
2014-03-05 13:44:20

[ Watch The Video: Name That Mission ] ESA ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will be venturing to the International Space Station next year. He is training as the flight engineer on the Soyuz spacecraft that will fly 400 km above Earth but his mission does not have a name – yet. Andreas is asking you to be creative and submit a name for his 10-day flight in space. His time on the Space Station will focus on testing and demonstrating new technologies such as ESA’s Skinsuit that...

Seatest Underwater Adventure Completed By Andreas And Thomas
2013-10-01 08:32:10

[ Watch the Video: What Are Astronauts Doing Under The Sea? ] ESA ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet returned from Florida last week after taking part in Seatest – NASA’s underwater testbed for working in space. Andreas stayed 20 m underwater for four nights in the Aquarius habitat with NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi. The mission was divided into testing crew procedures that might be used on the International...

ESA Astronauts Testing Sample Returns At Sea
2013-09-13 15:11:45

ESA ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet are in Florida, USA for a five-day underwater adventure to test tools and practice spacewalks as part of the Seatest mission. Andreas will live in an underwater habitat with NASA astronauts Joa Acaba and Kate Rubins and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi, while Thomas will stay on shore as flight director and crew communicator. Inside the Aquarius habitat, the ‘Space Environment Analog for Testing EVA Systems and Training’ –...

ESA Astronaut Timothy Peake Set To Join Crew On International Space Station In 2015
2013-05-20 10:49:12

ESA ESA´s Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain, announced today that the ISS Multilateral Crew Operations Panel has decided on Friday, 17 May to accept his proposal to fly astronaut Timothy Peake to the International Space Station in 2015. “When we recruited the six new ESA astronauts in May 2009, I made a promise to secure flight opportunities for all of them. Thanks to the decisions of the Member States at the Ministerial Council last November, we will be able to fulfil...

Astronauts Return With New Life
2012-11-23 12:48:43

ESA It is not every day that astronauts can claim to return to Earth with a new species of life. But when the astronauts on ESA´s CAVES underground training course returned to the surface they were carrying a special type of woodlouse. CAVES training sends astronauts from all the International Space Station partner nations underground for a week to learn about working in multi-cultural teams under extreme conditions. During their six-night stay in caves in Sardinia, Italy, their...

cavenauts
2012-09-20 14:43:17

Watch the Video: After Training, Cavenauts Return to Earth Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online ESA's "cavenauts," who spent six days underneath the surface of our planet rather than outside of its atmosphere, have emerged from below. The CAVES program gives astronauts a chance to work as a team, learning to adapt in a completely new environment together. The Cavenauts performed "cavewalking" during their mission. They also conducted speleological research....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.