Space & Space Sciences

  • ESA astronaut André Kuipers on sheltering from space debris
    André Kuipers is one of a handful of astronauts who has had to ‘shelter-in-place’ from a piece of marauding space debris. Source: http://www.esa.int/rssfeed/Our_Activities/Space_News
  • NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet
    The growing list of “firsts” for Perseverance, NASA’s newest six-wheeled robot on the Martian surface, includes converting some of the Red Planet’s thin, carbon dioxide-rich atmosphere into oxygen. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA’s Perseverance Mars Rover Extracts First Oxygen from Red Planet
  • NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts to Answer Questions Before Return to Earth
    NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will answer media questions at 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 26, about their upcoming return to Earth from the International Space Station. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts to Answer Questions Before Return to Earth
  • NASA Updates Launch Date, TV Coverage for Agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission
    NASA will provide updated coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Updates Launch Date, TV Coverage for Agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 Mission
  • 23 April: watch Mission Alpha launch live
    Latest: NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 23 April at 10:49 BST (11:49 CEST) for the launch of the Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station due to unfavourable weather conditions along the flight path on Thursday. French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is returning to the International Space Station on his second spaceflight. The mission,…
  • ESA and FAO unite to tackle food security and more
    With ESA positioned as a world-class provider of Earth observation data and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) leading international efforts to defeat hunger, the two organisations have teamed up to exploit their particular fields of expertise to better address major global issues such as food security, and to take further advantage of…
  • Pre-launch media Q+A with astronaut Thomas Pesquet
    Video: 00:30:26 ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is set to go back to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft on 22 April 2021. Watch the replay of the media Q+A session held on 19 April with Thomas (in English and French) to learn more about his upcoming Alpha mission to the ISS. Source:…
  • NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight
    Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The Ingenuity team at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California confirmed the flight succeeded after receiving data from the helicopter via NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover at 6:46 a.m. EDT (3:46 a. Source: NASA…
  • NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday
    NASA is targeting no earlier than Monday, April 19, for the first flight of its Ingenuity Mars Helicopter at approximately 3:30 a.m. EDT (12:30 a.m. PDT). Source: NASA Breaking news NASA to Attempt First Controlled Flight on Mars As Soon As Monday
  • NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return Safely to Earth
    NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, along with Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, returned to Earth on Saturday, following six months living and working aboard the International Space Station. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins, Crewmates Return Safely to Earth
  • As Artemis Moves Forward, NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon
    NASA is getting ready to send astronauts to explore more of the Moon as part of the Artemis program, and the agency has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander that will safely carry the next two American astronauts to the lunar surface. Source: NASA Breaking news As Artemis Moves Forward,…
  • NASA Statement on Nomination of Pam Melroy for Agency Deputy Administrator
    The following is a statement from Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on Friday’s announcement of the intended nomination by President Joe Biden of former NASA astronaut Pam Melroy to serve as the agency’s deputy administrator: Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Statement on Nomination of Pam Melroy for Agency Deputy Administrator
  • NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Showing How We Are #ConnectedByEarth
    NASA’s investment in space – both the unique Earth science conducted in orbit and the technology developed by living in space and exploring the solar system and universe – returns benefits every day, particularly when it comes to environmental issues. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Celebrates Earth Day by Showing How We Are #ConnectedByEarth
  • NASA to Announce Selection of Human Lander for Artemis Moon Mission
    NASA will host a media teleconference at 4 p.m. EDT today, Friday, April 16, to announce the company or companies selected to move forward in developing a modern human landing system (HLS) that will carry the next two American astronauts to the surface of the Moon and pave the way for sustainable lunar exploration under…
  • Astronaut selection: tips from Thomas
    Video: 00:02:18 In 2008, Thomas Pesquet applied to become an ESA astronaut. On 22 April 2021, he will fly his second mission to the International Space Station. In this video Thomas shares how he found his way to space, and encourages viewers to follow their passions as ESA seeks its next class of astronauts. Nobody…
  • Week in images: 12 – 16 April 2021
    Week in images: 12 – 16 April 2021 Discover our week through the lens Source: http://www.esa.int/rssfeed/Our_Activities/Space_News
  • La Soufrière volcano: before-and-after
    Image: False-colour images captured by Copernicus Sentinel-2 show the aftermath of the explosive volcanic eruption that took place on 9 April 2021 on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent. Source: http://www.esa.int/rssfeed/Our_Activities/Space_News
  • NASA Adds Vulcan Centaur Launch Services to Launch Services Contract
    NASA has awarded a contract modification to United Launch Services LLC of Centennial, Colorado, to add Vulcan Centaur launch services to the company’s NASA Launch Services II (NLS II) contract, in accordance with the contract’s on-ramp provision. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA Adds Vulcan Centaur Launch Services to Launch Services Contract
  • Satellite imagery key to powering Google Earth
    One of the most comprehensive pictures of our changing planet is now available to the public. Thanks to the close collaboration between Google Earth, ESA, the European Commission, NASA and the US Geological Survey, 24 million satellite photos from the past 37 years have been embedded into a new layer of Google Earth – creating…
  • Josef Aschbacher and Simonetta di Pippo discuss space debris
    Josef Aschbacher and Simonetta di Pippo discuss space debris Source: http://www.esa.int/rssfeed/Our_Activities/Space_News
  • NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew Landing
    Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins of NASA and two Roscosmos cosmonauts are scheduled to end their mission on the International Space Station Friday, April 16. Source: NASA Breaking news NASA to Provide Live Coverage of Space Station Crew Landing
  • Space Debris
    Video: 00:04:15 On 20 April 2021, ESA will host the 8th European Conference on Space Debris from Darmstadt, in Germany. Scientists, engineers, industry experts and policy makers will spend the virtual four day conference discussing the latest issues surrounding space debris. They will exchange the latest research, try to come up with solutions for potential problems…
  • Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts
    NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission with astronauts to the International Space Station. Source: NASA Breaking news Coverage Set for NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 Briefings, Events, Broadcasts
  • El helicóptero de Marte de la NASA intentará realizar su primer vuelo el domingo
    El helicóptero Ingenuity Mars de la NASA está a dos días de llevar a cabo el primer intento de la humanidad de realizar un vuelo controlado y con motor de una aeronave en otro planeta. Source: NASA Breaking news El helicóptero de Marte de la NASA intentará realizar su primer vuelo el domingo