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2014 cavenauts
2014-08-12 06:39:45

Each year, ESA sends up to six astronauts down into the caves of Sardinia, Italy, for two weeks on a simulated space mission.

Neon_CAVES
2014-07-12 05:49:34

When considering all the time, energy and money it takes to send astronauts into space, it quickly becomes apparent that heading into space isn’t the most efficient place to train an astronaut if it can be done right here on Earth.

Inside Astronaut Alexander Gerst's Head
2014-02-17 13:36:09

The clock is ticking: in 100 days ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched to the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman and cosmonaut commander Maxim Surayev.

ESA's ATV Astronaut Trainees Pass With Flying Colors
2014-01-14 10:59:19

ESA has announced that the fifth and last Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) will be leaving for the International Space Station this summer. ATV Georges Lemaitre will be launched from Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Training Astronauts Underwater
2013-09-11 10:44:52

ESA astronaut Jean-François Clervoy and ESA astronaut instructor Hervé Stevenin slipped into the roles of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin last week for an underwater simulation of the historic mission to the Moon.

Alexander Gerst's Space Clinic
2013-07-24 11:16:26

They are skills everyone hopes an astronaut never has to use but they are vital for the International Space Station, where no ambulance can reach. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst recently boosted his medical skills in a busy hospital setting.

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

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.

Space And Science Meet Online For Youngsters
2012-05-23 03:28:59

What happens when your experiment gets over 30,000 views online? Tomorrow’s space explorers were awarded an out-of-this-world scientific exchange with astronauts on the International Space Station last Wednesday.

Learn To Dock An ATV The Astronaut Way
2012-04-12 04:21:11

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? ESA is making actual astronaut training available on your computer and tablet, so you can see for yourself.

ESA Astronauts On The Road To Space
2012-02-25 05:37:18

ESA’s astronauts-in-training have a busy schedule. From their base at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, they are travelling all over the world to learn the skills required to fly in space, blogging as they go.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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