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Soyuz TMA-18M approaching International Space Station. Credits: ESA
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Return to Earth – the ride of a lifetime

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s time on the International Space Station has come to an end. The Soyuz TMA-16M is packed with the equipment Gennady Padalka, Aidyn Aimbetov and Andreas will take with them. At 18:13 they will...

The team behind iriss: GSOC-GCT

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?...

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Final mission status: more than positive

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will be departing from the International Space Station later today and his iriss mission is over in terms of experiments and demonstrations. iriss mission director summarises the mission as “more than positive”. Since...

Clouds over norhtern South America. Credits: ESA-DTU Space
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Watch iriss landing live

From 00:30 GMT ESA will start streaming the landing of ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka and Aidyn Aimbetov. Add it to your calendar on the Livestream website.

PASO team. Credits: ESA–J. Harrod CC BY SA IGO 3.0

The team behind iriss: PASO

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?...

Nicki's drawing.

Driving Eurobot and announcing competition winner

On flight day 7, Tuesday, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen drove his second rover from space for the Supvis-E experiment. The video below shows how it went. Read more on the ESA website. Remote control of robots are...

Thunderstorm over Cuba. Credits: ESA/DTU Space

First images of thunderstorm clouds

ESA astronaut Andresa Mogensen has taken the first images of thunderclouds during his iriss mission on the International Space Station. The images will improve our understanding of thunderstorms and lightning. Andreas took images of thunderclouds over Mexico...

The mobiPV system.
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Introducing mobiPV

Today’s mobiPV experiment for iriss will be one of the last Andreas does on the International Space Station – this time. The team behind the technology demonstration introduce their hardware that they have prepared for space testing:...

Daniele Marocco of COSMO. Credits: ESA–J. Harrod CC BY SA IGO 3.0

The team behind iriss: COSMO

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?...

Aurora seen from International Space Station by ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen. Credits: ESA/NASA
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Flight day 10, the last day in space

Due to ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s efficiency, particularly in physical operations, and the return flight that leaves late in the evening, Andreas’s will not have many iriss activities on his last day on the International Space Station....