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 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...
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 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...