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Rémy Gouze – everything is under control

Video has English subtitles. Proxima team #6 “My name is Rémy Gouze, I’m 42 and I work as a ground controller here at CADMOS. My job is to operate the control room for the Proxima mission with...

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PROXIMA – CNES EXPERIMENTS: #7 PERSPECTIVES

English subtitles available. CNES has developed 7 experiments that Thomas Pesquet is performing for his Proxima mission aboard the ISS. One of them is PERSPECTIVES, a virtual-reality platform designed for neuroscience experiments in microgravity. Studying astronauts’ brains...

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Jean Mignot – An experienced experimenter

Video has English subtitles. Proxima team #5 “My name is Jean Mignot, I worked at CNES for 30 years in various fields, notably on satellite altitude control systems, which has led me to define an experiment called...

Diary Entry 11: Culture on the Space Station

Some clichés irritate me. Like the one that scientists, engineers or mathematicians are only interested in numbers and experiments. That is simply false. I do not claim to be an expert when it comes to music, cinema...

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Cécile Thévenot – The human side of the ISS

Video has English subtitles. Proxima team #4 “My name is Cécile Thévenot, I work at CADMOS, among other things on Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission. My job is first to prepare experiments to be performed aboard the ISS...

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PROXIMA – CNES EXPERIMENTS: #6 ECHO

English subtitles available. CNES has developed 7 experiments that Thomas Pesquet is performing for his Proxima mission aboard the ISS. One of them is ECHO, a tele-operable ultrasound scanner that allows a specialist to examine an astronaut...

Soyuz MS-02 with Shane, Andrei and Sergei landing. Credits: NASA–B. Ingalls
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Return to Earth ending Expedition 50 and next launch

On Monday 10 April Expedition 50 commander, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough returned to Earth with Roscosmos astronauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Andrei Borisenko in their Soyuz spacecraft. The day before Shane handed over command of the International Space...

Dragon spacecraft docked to Station. Credits: ESA/NASA

Science update – new record for Space Station crew

The Expedition 50 crew consisting of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson and cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Andrei Borisenko and Sergei Ryzhikov have been working hard on science these last few weeks. So...