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2013-10-08 23:29:18

Announces Author Mary Byers as Keynote Speaker Irving, TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 The ESA Leadership Summit, scheduled for January 19 – 23, 2014, has announced Mary Byers and her session Race for Relevance: 5 Radical Changes for Associations, as one of five keynote speakers scheduled to present at the event. The Summit will take place at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. and focuses on sharing business intelligence for growing companies. Increased competition, shrinking revenue,...

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...

European Ground Stations Allow Galileo To Participate In Search And Rescue Testing
2013-10-08 12:40:34

ESA ESA’s completion of a pair of dedicated ground stations at opposite ends of Europe has enabled Galileo satellites in orbit to participate in global testing of the Cospas–Sarsat search and rescue system. The Maspalomas station, at the southern end of the largest island of the Canary Islands, at the southern fringe of European waters, was activated in June. And this last month has seen the Svalbard site on Spitsbergen in the Norwegian Arctic come on line – the two sites can...

Rosetta Display Gives Demonstration On How To 'Cook A Comet'
2013-10-07 10:26:18

ESA Yesterday, thousands of visitors to ESA’s technical heart in the Netherlands enjoyed learning more about ESA space missions, including Rosetta – the daring spacecraft that will rendezvous with a comet next year. Rosetta has been in deep-space hibernation since June 2011 while on the loneliest leg of its 10-year journey through space to its destination: comet Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The spacecraft will wake up early next year and rendezvous with its target comet several...

Astronauts Go To Depths To Learn How To Work In Extreme Conditions
2013-10-04 15:32:38

[ Watch The Video: Caves 2013: Exploring Sa Grutta Cave ] ESA Usually, ESA sends astronauts to outer space, but last week six astronauts from around the world spent six days underground to get a taste of working together in extreme conditions. ESA’s caves training in Sardinia, Italy ended with a debriefing, with the astronauts claiming, “This is some of the best, arguably the best, spaceflight ‘analogue’ training we have received.” Veteran and rookie astronauts worked...

ESA Mars Rover Desert Trial
2013-10-04 10:21:18

ESA Next week will see ESA’s most ambitious planetary rover test yet. Robotic exploration of a Mars-like desert in South America will be overseen from the UK, providing experience for future missions to the Red Planet. The rover faces the desolate Atacama Desert in northern Chile, one of the closest terrestrial matches for Mars. Among the driest places on Earth, it lacks any vegetation and its red–brown soil and rocks make it look even more like Mars. The aim is to build up...

2013-10-01 23:30:49

Electronic Security Association (ESA) provides tips in honor of Crime Prevention Month. Irving, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 In the most recent Uniform Crime Report published by the FBI, there were more than 2.1 million burglaries reported in the United States in 2012. While burglaries have decreased by 3.7 percent since 2011, there is still room for improvement. In honor of National Crime Prevention Month (October), the Electronic Security Association (ESA) recommends these tips to...

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...

2013-09-30 12:25:56

Presented By: ESA, Espo's Surf & Sport and Atlantic Terrace Beach Motel MONTAUK, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Espo's Surf & Sport (27surf.com) is holding their annual Montauk Surf Classic at Ditch Plains, Montauk, N.Y., which features the area's best surfers on Saturday and Sunday, October 5 & 6, 2013. This year's sponsors are the ESA (Eastern Surfing Association), Espo's Surf & Sport and the Atlantic Terrace Beach Motel. This year's $5,000 in cash prizes has...

Satellite Flood Maps Reach Crisis Teams Through The Internet
2013-09-27 12:09:40

ESA Building on its use of satellites for responding to disasters, ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet. Floods can be devastating, as seen recently in Germany and central Europe. Knowing the extent of a flood and understanding how it might develop is essential for teams responding to the emergency. Traditionally, this is often worked out using ground and airborne sensors along with historical flood maps. Invariably, these...


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Roberto Vittori
2012-10-27 14:08:27

Roberto Vittori is an ESA astronaut as well as an Italian Air Force Officer and a test pilot for the United States. Vittorri was born on October 15, 1964 in Viterbo, Lazio, Italy and attended the Italian Air Force Academy, graduating in 1989. While working towards his graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Maryland in 1995, Vittori operated the Tornado GR1 along with the 50th Wing of the 155th Squadron in Piacenza, Italy from 1991 to 1994. During this time, he...

Léopold Eyharts
2012-10-02 09:49:07

Léopold Eyharts is a Brigadier General in the French Air Force and an ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut. Eyharts was born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France. After completing his basic academics, he joined the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1977 to study aeronautical engineering. Eyharts graduated in 1979 as an engineer. By 1980 he became a fighter pilot and was sent to the Istres Air Force Base in France. Initially he was assigned to an operational jaguar squadron...

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2011-04-18 23:21:55

Jean-Francois Clervoy is a French engineer and test pilot, a CNES and ESA astronaut, and a veteran of three NASA Space Shuttle missions. He was born Jean-Francois André Clervoy on November 19, 1958 in France. He has a twin brother, Patrick, and is married to the former Laurence Boulanger. The couple has two children, and the family enjoys racquet sports, skill games, skiing, and flying kites. Clervoy graduated from high school in Saint-Cyr Lycee and then earned his Bachelor's degree from...

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2010-11-17 14:23:40

Chister Fuglesang is a Swedish physicist and an ESA astronaut. He was born Arne Christer Fuglesang on March 18, 1957 in Stockholm, Sweden. His mother was Swedish, but his father was Norwegian, having become a Swedish citizen just before Fuglesang's birth. Fuglesang graduated college, and went on to receive a Master of Science degree in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in 1981. While at the Royal Institute, he met Elisabeth, whom he married in 1983. He then earned a...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cassini-Huygens Mission -- The Cassini unmanned space probe is intended to study Saturn and its moons. It was launched on October 15, 1997 and is estimated to enter Saturn's orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission is a joined NASA/ESA project. Cassini's principal objectives are to: -- determine the three-dimensional structure and dynamical behavior of the rings -- determine the composition of the satellite surfaces and the geological history of each object -- determine the nature and...

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