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Aquanauts Complete 18th NEEMO Underwater Mission
2014-08-01 03:55:57

NASA Four astronauts splashed up from the depths of the Atlantic Ocean on July 29, bringing to a successful close the 18th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) expedition. “Splashup” took place at 11:40 a.m. EDT Tuesday. Accompanied by two lab technicians, the crew, commander Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA’s Jeanette Epps and Mark Vande Hei, and Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency, spent nine days living and conducting...

ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet Set To Fly To The International Space Station In 2016
2014-03-17 13:50:06

ESA ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been assigned to a long-duration mission on the International Space Station, it was announced today. The assignment of the French-born astronaut was announced by ESA’s Director General Jean Jacques Dordain in the presence of the French Minister for Higher Education and Research, Geneviève Fioraso, and the President of the French space agency, CNES, Jean-Yves Le Gall. The announcement was made in coordination with the international partners of...

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 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. The new astronauts are learning how to live and work on the International Space Station in the countries of all the Station´s partners: Europe, Canada, America, Japan and Russia. You can now follow their trials and triumphs by following the blog written...

Space Lab Student Competition On YouTube Attracts 5500 Teams
2011-11-28 05:29:08

ESA astronauts will join Google and YouTube managers on 30 November to present highlights of the 'Space Lab' competition. Space Lab is challenging students around the world to design a science experiment for the International Space Station. Launched just seven weeks ago, Space Lab has already attracted 5500 experiment proposals by registered team and individual competitors — and the dedicated YouTube site has recorded 14 million views. Space Lab, supported by ESA, was initiated by...

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2011-10-21 07:58:56

[ Watch the Video ] Take five astronauts and instead of sending them into space take them underground. ESA´s CAVES venture prepares astronauts to work in an international team under real exploration conditions. The latest ℠crew´ has returned after six days in the dark. Sardinia is not only a popular Mediterranean holiday destination but also an excellent place for astronaut training. The island´s interior has isolated mountains and forest areas, rugged and savage....

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2011-06-07 08:05:00

The second series of flights in ESA's 'Fly Your Thesis!' program concluded recently. After many months of preparation, the 10-day campaign culminated with four student experiments making three parabolic flights aboard the Airbus A300 Zero-G aircraft. Four student teams, from the UK, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, were selected for this rare opportunity to conduct their own experiments during ESA's 54th Parabolic Flight Campaign. The students arrived at the Novespace facilities in...

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2010-11-22 11:40:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) has graduated six new astronauts from its basic training program. The six individuals received their graduation certificates at a special ceremony recently in Cologne, Germany. They are the first group of candidates ESA has put through its new training program. Previous astronauts have relied on the U.S. or Russia in order to get their education. Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Thomas Pesquet, Andreas Mogensen, Luca Parmitano and Timothy Peake will...

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2010-05-13 10:22:06

ESA's new astronaut candidates enjoyed a taste of space last Friday during a special aircraft flight in Bordeaux, France. A modified Airbus A300 offered a glimpse of their future working conditions, as well as providing microgravity for science experiments. Planes flying a special parabolic path can simulate weightlessness for research and astronaut training. Up to 22 seconds of microgravity can be created at a time and, by repeating the maneuver, total weightlessness during one flight...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.