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Today, President Joachim Gauck made the first-ever visit by a Head of State to ESA’s operations centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been assigned to a long-duration mission on the International Space Station, it was announced today.
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.
The European Space Agency signed an agreement with NASA this week to contribute to the Orion spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch in 2017.
School teams from Europe and America have been commanding robots competing in the Spheres ZeroRobotics tournament in space. The arena: 400 km above Earth on the International Space Station.
Sixty space experiment proposals have been selected as finalists in the YouTube Space Lab student science competition, co-sponsored by ESA. Judges must now select the two top entries to be flown on the International Space Station.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has been assigned to fly to the International Space Station on a 6-month mission in 2014, serving as a flight engineer for Expeditions 40 and 41.
His Holiness the Pope will talk with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station from the Vatican Library on Saturday, 21 May.
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoliâ€™s mother, Maria, passed away on Monday while he is still serving on the International Space Station.
Ten past and present ESA astronauts will be at the ILA international aerospace show at Berlinâ€™s Schoenefeld on Friday 11 June.
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