Category Archives: Education

Letter to my daughters

When I was asked by a prestigious Italian news magazine to write a letter to my daughters – to be published in the first edition of the year – writing about the future, I was not exactly sure of what … Continue reading

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Mission-X: jump for the Moon

Luca will be leaving the Station on 10 November and will pass over Mission-X duties to  NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins.  Next year’s Mission-X: Train Like an Astronaut challenge is set to take off with the largest community of future space … Continue reading

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Luca Parmitano talks to finalists of the Volare Space Robotics Challenge

From 400 km above the surface of Earth, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano talked with high-school students during the finals of the Volare Space Robotics Challenge. Seven teams entered remote-controlled robots that battled on a mock-up of the International Space Station. … Continue reading

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Luca to robot: do you copy?

Hundreds of kilometres below his floating feet, a robot on Earth obeyed Luca’s commands from space. It was the first time the European astronaut remotely operated NASA’s K10 planetary rover, a little four-wheel steer robot that scouted a rocky, lunar-like … Continue reading

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Kids call Luca on board space station

During a special amateur radio link on 24 July, some of the young people attending the ESA Space Camp in Austria were able to speak with Luca as he flew overhead. Here is an edited selection of their questions and … Continue reading

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Surprise guest on the International Space Station

Luca had a flying visit from Paxi, the ESA kids mascot.

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Children from planet Earth to Luca

Listen to the messages some Mission-X participants sent to Luca last week during the international closing event. Can you help the astronaut to understand their words by translating them into English or Italian?

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