Safe journey home Paolo!

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s time on the International Space Station has come to an end. The Soyuz MS-05 is packed with equipment and Sergei Ryazansky, Randy Bresnik and Paolo are set for departure to return to Earth....

A look at the current (and future) science on board the...

Vita mission, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s third, is almost over! But the science that takes place on the International Space Station is continuous, even while Paolo and his colleagues worry about “packing up” for the trip back...

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Paolo Nespoli returns to Earth

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will return to Earth on 14 December after his third mission to the International Space Station. Paolo and crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergei Ryazansky of Roscosmos will return in their Soyuz...

Communicating with the ISS: infographics

Learn more about how the International Space Station stays in communication with Earth. Download high resolution images of these and all the infographics in the series via Flickr.       

A look at Space Station Science

With ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli having passed his 100-day in space-mark, we are long overdue with a look at what science he has been doing on the International Space Station. We will continue from our last science...

Amateur radio on the ISS: infographics

Learn more about the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) programme in the latest infographics. Download high resolution files of these and all the infographics in the series via Flickr.     

Credits: ESA/NASA

Radio, science and space agriculture

  This image of ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli shows many aspects of life on the International Space Station.  Paolo is wearing a headset to communicate with Earth over simple radio waves. He was sending his greetings for...

Screen Shot from video of meteoroid 2017-11-09 at 6.19.38 PM credit: ESA/NASA
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The backstory: Paolo spots a meteoroid from the ISS

Earlier today, we posted a remarkable video comprising a series of night-time photos captured by Paolo Nespoli on 5 November around 22:33 GMT. The images are shown in a time-lapse with a 1-second interval, and were taken while...

Energy in space: infographic

Learn more about how researchers are ensuring humans get enough food during spaceflight with the Energy experiment. Download high resolution files of this and all the infographics in the series via Flickr. 

Fluidics experiment

Learn more about the Fluidics experiment exploring how liquids behave in space. Download high resolution files of all the infographics via Flickr.