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Blue Dot Mission Logo Announced
2013-09-23 09:27:38

ESA ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is set for a six-month stay on the International Space Station in 2014. His mission came one step closer today when the mission patch was revealed at the European Astronaut Centre during German Space Day in Cologne, Germany. Alex is leaving Earth from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan 28 May 2014. He will fly on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station with Russian cosmonaut Maxim Viktorovich Surayev and NASA astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman....

Earth, This Is Space Station, Do You Hear Me?
2012-04-10 04:00:49

Are you following Andre Kuipers' mission through his blog, Twitter or Flickr? Astronauts are sharing the privilege of being in space with the people back at home via social media. Communication with space stations has not always been so easy. Keeping in touch with Earth is important for crew morale. Astronauts can be in space for six months or more and they are keen to know what is happening with their families and communities. Astronauts on the first space stations relied on standard...

Tracking Cities At Night From The Space Station
2012-04-06 03:37:46

ESA astronaut André Kuipers has installed ℠NightPod´ on the International Space Station, an aid for taking night-time pictures of Earth. The first batch of pictures offer stunning images of cities at night. Any amateur photographer knows the problems of taking pictures at night: the low shutter speeds required to capture enough light make images prone to camera shake. Blurry and unsharp pictures are the result. Professional photographers use tripods to steady their...

Image 1 - ESA Is Going 3D
2012-03-06 05:08:42

In space, astronauts learn to live and work in three dimensions. Now you can experience space with an extra dimension with ESA´s collection of 3D images. Over half a million viewers have already seen ESA´s world-first 3D transmissions from space on our 3D YouTube channel. More than 150 images are now available in 3D in our Flickr gallery. Prepare for liftoff from Europe´s Spaceport in French Guiana or the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Imagine floating in the...

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2011-07-27 11:20:00

International space agencies announced on Wednesday that NASA and its partners plan to plunge the International Space Station (ISS) into the ocean at the end of its life cycle after 2020. "After it completes its existence, we will be forced to sink the ISS. It cannot be left in orbit, it's too complex, too heavy an object, it can leave behind lots of rubbish," said deputy head of Roscosmos space agency Vitaly Davydov. "Right now we've agreed with our partners that the station will be used...

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2011-05-28 07:00:00

For the first time since his landing on Tuesday, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli was again in the public eye yesterday at a press conference. A smiling Paolo talked about his ride back to Earth and how he was feeling gravity again after his long stay in space. "It was really an experience!" said Paolo at the press conference. "After a nice and quiet life in space, the reentry was then rapid, cruel and rough "“ we were like shaken with a big hammer!" The return and landing of Soyuz TMA-20 on...

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2011-05-04 14:59:50

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli's mother, Maria, passed away on Monday while he is still serving on the International Space Station. The crew honored Paolo's mother this afternoon with a short ceremony. Paolo was notified immediately in a private call, following the preference he expressed before the mission for such an event. Jean-Jacques Dordain, ESA Director General, and Thomas Reiter, ESA Director for Human Spaceflight and Operations, contacted Paolo to express ESA's condolences and assure...

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2011-03-24 13:05:10

After eight weeks of exercises and classroom activities, 4000 children from more than 25 cities worldwide are about to conclude their "ËœMission X: Train Like an Astronaut' challenge that promotes healthy nutrition and regular exercise. Acrobatic space somersaults and climbing martian mountains are some of the fun activities "“ inspired by astronaut training "“ performed by children and teachers from Austria, Belgium, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy,...

2011-01-07 07:28:35

International Space Station residents Scott Kelly, Cady Coleman and Paolo Nespoli will speak on Tuesday, Jan. 11, to 150 students from Kathleen High School's Central Florida Aerospace Academy (CFAA) in Lakeland, Fla. The CFAA prepares students to go into advanced aerospace education or the aerospace industry. In 2009, the academy received an agency grant to develop a NASA-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, curriculum. The station astronauts will answer student...

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2010-12-14 15:06:13

The next spaceflight by a European astronaut is about to begin: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and his crewmates will be launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 15 December at 20:09 CET to the International Space Station. Paolo Nespoli's MagISStra mission is Europe's third long-duration flight on the International Space Station (ISS). During his six-month mission, Paolo will serve as a flight engineer with Dmitri Kondratyev and Catherine Coleman as members of Expeditions...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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