Posted on Monday March 2nd, 2020 by Ally
In January, Luca Parmitano surpassed Christer Fuglesang's record to claim the top spot for longest cumulative spacewalking time by a European astronaut.Read the article
Posted on Thursday March 19th, 2020 by Ally
Adrianos Golemis is an ESA flight surgeon based at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. He spent nine months in isolation at Concordia research station and three weeks in quarantine with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano. He is currently working at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. In this second post of a two-part blog series he helps you use isolation to your advantage.Read the article
Posted on Thursday March 19th, 2020 by Ally
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took some time out shortly after returning from 201 days on board the International Space Station to reflect on a successful mission in the latest episode of ESA podcast ESA Explores.Read the article
Posted on Tuesday March 17th, 2020 by Ally
Adrianos Golemis is an ESA flight surgeon based at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. He spent nine months in isolation at Concordia research station and three weeks in quarantine with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano. He is currently working at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. In this first post of a two-part blog series he gives his tips for life in isolation.Read the article
Made up of astronauts from France, Italy, Germany, Denmark and the UK, members of ESA's astronaut class of 2009 have flown eight missions to the International Space Station. Find out more about each astronaut and their activities by clicking on their profile.
Go behind the scenes of space exploration with this official podcast from the European Space Agency. The Beyond series focuses on ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s latest mission to the International Space Station.Listen now
Human spaceflight and robotic exploration expand our knowledge of the Universe and enhance life on Earth. From missions to the International Space Station (ISS), to ground-based training and future technologies, join ESA in exploring farther.
Amateur astrophotographer Javier Manteca captured the International Space Station as flew in front of the Moon on 5 February. While most eyes were on the change of command ceremony taking place inside the Space Station ahead of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s return to Earth, Javier set up his gear to track the Station from the small town of Campo Real in Madrid, Spain. Using a camera attached to a 150/750 telescope recording at 25 frames per second, Javier captured the 690 millisecond transit on video and composed this image made from 17 stacked frames. For Javier, this was a moment two years in the making. He posted the image to his Twitter and Instagram, where you can find more of his work.
Posted on Saturday January 25th, 2020 by Ally
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan are performing the fourth in a series of complex spacewalks to maintain the cosmic ray detecting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02 today – 25 January 2020. It is the third spacewalk of 2020, the sixth for Luca and the ninth spacewalk for Expedition 61 crew – the most ever performed during a single expedition.Read the article
Posted on Thursday January 23rd, 2020 by Ally
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan will exit the International Space Station airlock together for the fourth time Saturday 25 January. It is the ninth spacewalk for Expedition 61 – the most spacewalks ever performed during a single Space Station expedition – and the last in a complex series to maintain the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer AMS-02.Read the article
Posted on Friday November 8th, 2019 by Ally
Before I realised it, the cave clamped down on me. A completely different world surrounded me, absorbing all my attention. This was not a simulation, but real exploration in a hostile environment dominated by darkness.Read the article
Posted on Tuesday October 15th, 2019 by julien
For eight days the International Space Station operated at full capacity with nine astronauts. With the extra set of hands in space the science teams on Earth got busy scheduling the astronauts’ days to get the most research time out of their time in orbit.Read the article
Posted on Thursday August 22nd, 2019 by Ally
Scientist in ESA’s Human Spaceflight programme Elizabeth Heider shares her experiences of a recent science debrief with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst following the 2018 Horizons mission. The version below has been edited for length. See the full article on LinkedIn.Read the article
Posted on Tuesday August 20th, 2019 by julien
Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take part in a new NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission off the coast of California, USA, to assess concepts for undersea training that will aid our next steps on the Moon.Read the article