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Challenging spacewalks for Luca On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he will participate in several spacewalks (EVA) to repair the dark matter hunter Alpha Magnetic ...
Apollo 12: The Pinpoint Mission Apollo 12 launched from Cape Kennedy on Nov. 14, 1969, into a cloudy, rain-swept sky. Launch controllers lost telemetry contact at 36 seconds, and again at 52 seconds, when the Saturn V launch vehicle was struck by lightning.
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Making planets in a rocket How are celestial bodies created? Aside from philosophical questions, researchers are taking practical steps to investigate the very first moments when planets are born – on a sounding rocket launching from Sweden next week.
Proxima puts European space on silver screen Proxima is the new film from French filmmaker Alice Winocour, about an ESA astronaut training for a long-duration mission on the International Space Station, with the cast and crew given access to real-life training centres while making the film.
Spacewalks for AMS ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will soon take part in several challenging spacewalks to service the International Space Station’s largest scientific instrument.
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a sub-atomic particle detector that looks for dark matter, antimatter and measures cosmic ...
The shape of European space technology to come The space sector is in the midst of unprecedented change. Ahead of this month’s Space19+ Ministerial Council, where Europe’s space ministers agree ESA’s forward trajectory, technology leaders of our continent’s biggest space manufacturers came together to share their future visions.
Challenging spacewalks for Luca Video:
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On 20 July 2019, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano was launched to the International Space Station from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. During the Beyond mission he will participate in several spacewalks (EVA) to repair the dark matter hunter ...
Paxi on the ISS: EVA suits Video:
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Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American astronaut Anne McClain on board the International Space Station. Anne shows Paxi the EVA suits that astronauts wear during a spacewalk outside of the ISS.
Apollo 12 Sees a Solar Eclipse Fifty years ago, on Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 launched at 11:22 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Beyond mission to the International Space Station
Paxi on the ISS: EVA suits Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American astronaut Anne McClain on board the International Space Station. Anne shows Paxi the EVA suits that astronauts wear during a spacewalk outside of the ISS.
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Aircraft nose job assessed in Hertz chamber Image:
ESA test facilities can test more than just space hardware: here, the 2.0m-diameter nose of an Airbus A340 aircraft is seen in ESA’s Hertz chamber, undergoing radio-frequency testing.“We had a rare gap in our test schedule and were able ...
Powtawche Valerino: Supporting NASA’s Space Launch System Program Powtawche Valerino is a guidance engineer who works for Aerodyne Industries at the NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, supporting the agency’s Space Launch System program.
Rosetta's ongoing science On 12 November 2014 Philae became the first spacecraft to land on a comet as part of the successful Rosetta mission to study comet 67P. Five years later, and after the mission’s official end in 2016, Rosetta is continuing to ...
ESA missions team up to map cosmic rays across Solar System ESA spacecraft dotted across the inner Solar System carried out a census of deep space radiation during an entire 11-year solar cycle – and discovered a location where radiation levels remained mysteriously lower than elsewhere.
Fit for space – spacewalk training How do you prepare for one of the most demanding and risky tasks for an astronaut? A spacewalk, or Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA), requires working outside a spacecraft in a world where nothing is like on Earth. Preparing astronauts for these ...
A Critical Milestone for Commercial Crew on This Week @NASA – November 8, 2019 A critical milestone for commercial crew, resupply spacecraft delivers to the space station, and a new wide-eyed view of the southern sky … a few of the stories to tell you about – This Week at NASA!
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National Native American Heritage Month - Karen Moore's NASA Intern Story Karen Moore shares her story on how her 2018 internship at NASA's Langley Research Center allowed her to support the Minority University Research and Education Project for American Indian and Alaskan Native STEM Engagement (MAIANSE). The NASA Office of Education's ...
NASA Explorers S3 E5: The New Normal As the planet warms, fire seasons burn year-round and more areas are becoming flammable. #NASAExplorers are studying how fires are changing with the climate, and tracking how landscapes change after fires. With satellite data, people on the ground and partners ...
The Making Of The Virgin Galactic Spacewear System in Collaboration With Under Armour Virgin Galactic Partners with Under Armour to Unveil the World’s First Exclusive Spacewear System for Private Astronauts

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