Posted on 13 August 2018 by Alison
Latest snapshot of science in space
It is not just astronauts who perform differently in space. Alongside experiments looking at time perception, resting muscle tone and hand-eye coordination, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is also working with researchers to better understand foam, metal, alloys...
Posted on 21 July 2018 by Marco Trovatello
Good evening, Kraftwerk!
“Good evening, Kraftwerk, good evening, Stuttgart!” On 20 July 2018 at 21:50 local time, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst welcomed the legendary electronic band Kraftwerk and 7500 visitors to the Jazz Open Festival on Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz – live...
Posted on 18 July 2018 by Alexander
As if I had never left
We arrived safely on the ISS, started our research - and it feels fantastic to be back up here! The launch with the Soyuz rocket was bombastic, but relatively relaxed nonetheless. What sounds like a contradiction has...
Posted on 10 July 2018 by Alison
Latest highlights from the space lab
Over the past couple of weeks ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst began testing how microgravity affects tissue and muscle tone, whether weightlessness has an impact on the way people perceive time, and the volume of nitric oxide in...
Posted on 5 July 2018 by Alison
Testing the tone with Myotones
When you are floating around in a state of perpetual weightlessness, it is easy to lose muscle function and bone mass. However, an area we know much less about is the effect of microgravity on the Human...
Posted on 2 July 2018 by Alison
Moon gazing from space
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is looking to the future. He took this image of Earth's closest neighbour from the International Space Station recently, and it shines a spotlight on the next major focus for ESA and other...
Posted on 29 June 2018 by Alison
An experiment with a twist
Unbound by a traditional up or down, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is getting a handle on how microgravity affects our ability to grab and manipulate objects in space.
Posted on 28 June 2018 by Nadjejda
Science and art on a Dragon
The Dragon awaits its liftoff encapsulated in the world’s most powerful rocket. SpaceX spacecraft’s belly is packed with more than 2600 kg of research and supplies for the crew, and the first experiment cubes born from Europe’s...
Posted on 22 June 2018 by Alison
Shining a spotlight on Space Station science
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst recently tweeted that the first 10 days of the Horizons mission have been some of the busiest of his life. But what has been happening at the International Space Station and what might...
Posted on 21 June 2018 by Andreas
The Grip Experiment
Have you ever considered yourself capable of manipulating gravity? When you grip an object, you are doing just that. Gravity is constantly exerting its force on objects, most notably by keeping everything weighed down. But when you...