Monthly Archives: August 2018

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...

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...

Preparing for spacewalk. Credits: NASA

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...

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.

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...

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...