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AAUSAT5. Credits: Aalborg University
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Cubesats to be launched 5 October from Space Station

The Danish flag will fly high on Monday when two small satellites, designed and built in Denmark, are released from the International Space Station and start their mission in space: the student-built AAUSay-5 and the professional technology...

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The meaning of life with Andreas Mogensen

When ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen was on the International Space Station two weeks ago he took with him a very-special portrait of himself drawn by Portuguese visual artist Vhils. The work was made to fit exactly in...

Endothelial cells stained in laboratory. In RED: actin labeled with Phalloidin-550 (Cytoskeleton, USA); in BLUE: nuclear DNA stained with DAPI (Sigma-Aldrich, USA). Credits: Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Endothelial Cells update

Update on the Endothelial Cells experiment from Debora Angeloni, lead investigator: Yesterday I received the Endothelial Cells samples returning from the International Space Station. This morning, together with the Payload Developer team, Kayser Italia, we opened the...

Medal award for Andreas

Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark awarded ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen the Royal Medal of Recompense in crown gold with inscription. "It is only given for very special occasions" said the Queen. "It is engraved with the...

Back on Earth – in images

After landing in the Kazakh steppe, Andreas went to Cologne, Germany, at the ESA's European Astronaut Centre. These pictures show his further travels...

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The story behind the LEGO astronauts

Flying at a distance of 400 kilometers above Earth, Danish ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen announced the winner of the iriss LEGO education competition. The competition for Danish schoolchildren attracted wide interest. More than 200 teams of children...

Andreas Mogensen lands after busy Space Station tour

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Soyuz spacecraft commander Gennady Padalka and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov landed this morning at 00:51 GMT (02:51 CEST 12 September) in the steppe of Kazakhstan, marking the end of their missions to the...

Columbus Flight Director. Credits: ESA–J. Harrod CC BY SA IGO 3.0

Meet the team behind iriss: Columbus Flight Director

Many people support a mission in space. We invite you to meet the teams that are keeping Andreas Mogensen and the International Space Station safe and running experiments, in their own words: What is your team name?...

Progress leaves Station showing flood lights. Credits: NASA

Remaining astronaut tasks on Soyuz undocking

As ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, Aidyn Aimbetov and Gennady Padalka prepare for undocking inside their Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft, the remaining six astronauts on the International Space Station have a task too. They are instructed to photograph the...

B.USOC. Credits: B.USOC

The team behind iriss: B.USOC

Many people support a mission in space. We invite you to meet the teams that are keeping Andreas Mogensen and the International Space Station safe and running experiments, in their own words: What is your team name?...