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Vita mission brochure

Get a quick overview of ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s Vita mission in this electronic brochure. PDF download possible. Click the image to browse the book

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Video: one month in space

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been on the International Space Station for over a month now on his Vita misison:

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Testing the Space Station water

During World Water Week ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be wrapping up another session of the Aquapad experiment that is hoping to offer a cheap and practical solution to ensuring water quality is high. The water drunk...

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Quick science on Dragon arrival

When the Dragon spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station on 16 August with fresh supplies and new experiments ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli was waiting to quickly unpack some biological samples and place them in a waiting...

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Eclipse from space

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and his five colleagues on the International Space Station where lucky enough to be the only people to view the solar eclipse from space. The astronauts prepared by adding solar filters to their...

Sergei and Fyodor in their Orlan spacesuits. Credits: Roscosmos
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Spacewalk day

17 August cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergei Ryazansky left the International Space Station from the Pirs airlock at 14:45 GMT  for six hours in their Orlan spacesuits. Sergei released five nanosatellites, including the first 3D printed CubeSat into Earth...

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Dragon docked

16 August the Dragon CRS-12 cargo spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Jack Fischer and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli where at the robotic workstation in the Cupola observatory to operate a 17-m robotic arm...