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If space is an ocean, then the Moon is our nearest island. An island that last saw human visitors in December 1972, when the final Apollo mission returned home.

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Artemis introducing ERSA – European experiment to monitor radiation in deep space

The ESA human spaceflight experiment to fly farthest from Earth now has a name: ERSA (European Radiation Sensors Array). Destined for the Gateway, an international outpost in lunar orbit, ERSA will monitor radiation and return vital data.

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Spaceship EAC: top tech for astronaut health

With a background in electrical and biomedical engineering, Justin Dalrymple from Canada found his ideal 6-month internship at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany.

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Astronaut urine for building a Moon base

From human waste to superplasticiser, astronaut urine could become a useful resource for making a robust type of concrete on the Moon. A recent European study sponsored by ESA showed that urea, the main organic compound found in our urine, would make the mixture for lunar concrete more malleable before hardening into a final, sturdy […]

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Spaceship EAC: Augmented reality for astronauts

Media design student Paul Njayou is undertaking his Master’s internship at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany. Over the past six months he’s been working on a project to determine how augmented reality (AR) could help astronauts operate equipment and experiments on the International Space Station, and even farther from our planet, by overlaying information onto their surroundings.

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Spaceship EAC heading for the Moon

Experts at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, train and prepare astronauts for their missions into space. Find out how the next generation is contributing to ESA's work to explore even farther through the Spaceship EAC initiative.

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