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Credits: Airbus

Who’s playing Tim Peake today?

ESA astronaut Tim Peake in space is set to drive a rover in a simulated Mars landscape in Stevenage, UK, this Friday. Flight Operator Koen Struyven from the Belgian User Support and Operations Centre (some of the...

Far side of the Moon. Credits: NASA

The Moon awakens

A lunar adventure is rising over Europe’s exploration horizon. ESA is teaming up with international partners to return humans to Earth’s natural satellite by the end of the next decade. Moving away from one-shot orbital missions, bold...

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Eurobot on Space to Ground

NASA’s regular video updates of the International Space Station “Space to Ground” featured the Eurobot test with Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui in September. Watch the video below:

Eurobot during 2011 simulated Mars mission. Credits: ESA

Astronaut ePartner with Eurobot – a day on Mars

The Eurobot team took a short break recently from their work with the International Space Station – to go to Mars – and help a project from ESA colleagues called MECA-Heart. This blog entry was adapted from...

Andreas operates Eurobot in space. Credits: Col-CC cam

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Success! No, wait, this doesn’t quite capture our enthusiasm for the achievement – so let me rephrase. SUCCESS!!! We’re all ecstatic after the flawless execution of the SUPVIS-E experiment yesterday, 8 September! And we are just beginning...

Andreas operates Eurobot in space. Credits: Col-CC cam

“MUNICH, this is STATION for METERON”

Let’s play a little game: Take an old laptop, power cables, an installation DVD and a network cable. Now go to a friend, give him all the items, tell him to read the manual explaining how to...

METERON laptops on International Space Station during Supvis-E experiment. Credits: ESA/Col-CC camera

“MUNICH, this is STATION for METERON”

Let’s play a little game: Take an old laptop, power cables, an installation DVD and a network cable. Now go to a friend, give him all the items, tell him to read the manual explaining how to...

Big Picture Words: Meteron Supvis-E

To give astronauts on the International Space Station an overview of an experiment and its implications on a larger scale the scientists and researchers sometimes supply Big Picture Words: brief summaries of an experiment that puts it...

Flight day 7 schedule

Flight day 6 is not over yet but Flight day 7 looks to be another long day for ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen. First objective of the day is to setup the Mares muscle-monitoring machine. This experiment is...