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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...

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...

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Expedition 53 prepares for three spacewalks in October

Expedition 53 members are getting ready for an October full of spacewalks, also called Extra-Vehicular Activities (EVAs): EVA#44, EVA#45 and EVA#46 are set for October 5, October 10 and October 18. All three spacewalks will last about...

Dragon released

The now fully-staffed Expedition 53 crew was busy this weekend preparing  the Dragon spacecraft for the its return to Earth. It arrived at the Station 16 August and its cargo was carefully unloaded and now packed with...

Paolo working on the Marrow experiment

Paolo’s first month in space – a look at the science

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been busy during the first month in space on his third mission berthing the Dragon cargo spacecraft and assisting in a Russian spacewalk. Let’s have a look at the scientific experiments he...

Expedition 52 crew

Farewell and hello

This weekend ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will say farewell to three of his crewmates who will leave the International Space Station back for Earth. Fyodor is the current commander of the Space Station so he will hand...