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SUPVIS Justin experiment: an infographic

Learn more about the SUPVIS Justin experiment Paolo is conducting on the International Space Station during his VITA mission. Besides involving a really cool humanoid robot called Justin, the experiment is demonstrating the technology needed to work...

Visiting vehicles to the ISS: infographics

Learn more about the visiting vehicles that keep the ISS and crew stocked. Four cargo vehicles are currently planned during ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s VITA mission. Download high resolution files of these and other infographics in the...

The ISS: infographics

Learn more about ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s current home: the International Space Station. A collaboration between many countries, the station is among mankind’s most remarkable accomplishments. Explore its history and Europe’s contributions to the Station. Download high...

VITA mission launch highlights

Missed the VITA mission liftoff, docking and hatch opening on 28/29 July? Watch these highlights: View photos of the launch on Flickr.  Explore the VITA mission in infographics.  Follow Paolo on social media via paolonespoli.esa.int

Rendezvous and docking with ISS

Now that ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and fellow Expedition 52/53 crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos are in orbit (watch liftoff replay here), explore how they will catch up to and dock with...

Soyuz launch sequence

Here’s what ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA (flight engineers) and Soyuz commander Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos will experience during liftoff (see infographic below for visual of each stage).  The Soyuz launcher delivers...

Launch day for Vita mission

After years of training and preparation, it’s almost time for launch for ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Sergey Ryazansky of Roscosmos. The past two weeks have seen the astronauts move from...

Soyuz MS spacecraft in infographics

Explore the Russian Soyuz MS spacecraft, the most reliable means of transporting crew to and from the International Space Station. More infographics and high-resolution files are available on Flickr or by clicking the images below.