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EDOS : Early detection of Osteoporosis in Space

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is back on Earth and his mission over, but his bones might still be feeling the (lack of) pressure. Laurence Vico from the University of St Etienne, France, explains the ‘Early detection of Osteoporosis...

Columbus laboratory with Mares deployed. Credits: Col-CC cam
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Three days in four minutes: MARES sessions

This timelapse give an impression of the work Andreas Mogensen spent on the MARES muscle measurement machine during his iriss mission in September. Helped by Sergei Volkov the two unpacked the bench, set it up and took...

Neural networks showing in MRI scan.

Neural networks in space: how does the brain adapt to w...

Weightlessness and other spaceflight-related factors obviously have a serious impact on human physiology. The effect of weightlessness on the human body has been studied for several human physiological systems, such as the cardiovascular system, bone and muscles...

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CubeSat launch

Today two small satellites, designed and built in Denmark, are to be released from the International Space Station’s Kibo laboratory and start their mission in space: the student-built AAUSat-5 and the technology demonstrator GomX-3. At 15:55 PM...

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...

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...

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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...

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...

Columbus space laboratory before Mares. Credits: ESA/NASA

Driving rovers and installing Mares: flight day 7 finis...

Flight day 7, Tuesday, was a big day for ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen on the International Space Station. He started work on the three-day Mares experiment that would significantly remodel the Columbus space laboratory where Andreas is...