Posted on 31 August 2018 by Marco Trovatello
Leak detected aboard Space Station
Update: 31 August, 17:42 CEST, 15:42 UTC – Source: NASA ISS Blog The Expedition 56 crew (Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev) resumed a...
Posted on 31 August 2018 by Alison
Wide world of water
We often take water for granted, but that is far from the case up in space. Due to the difficulties of transporting and storing sufficient water for drinking and other activities, up to 80 percent of water...
Posted on 29 August 2018 by Alison
A September of spacewalks
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is gearing up to step outside the International Space Station, not once, but twice in September. And the second time he does so, he will be the lead space walker. Alexander’s first spacewalk...
Posted on 17 August 2018 by Alexander
Dragon, sextants and redundancies
(Deutsch) Wir hatten Besuch von der Erde: Der Raumtransporter SpaceX Dragon CRS-15 hat Nachschub an Proviant und vor allem neue wissenschaftliche Experimente zur ISS gebracht - und uns damit auch eine Menge Arbeit beschert.
Posted on 16 August 2018 by Alison
Watch live – controlling a robot from space
Part of the ESA-led METERON (Multi-Purpose End-to-End Robotic Operations Network) project, Justin the humanoid robot from the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics is paving the way for astronauts to control robots from orbit. And now, you...
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...