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Le Bourget Day 1

ESA Top News - Tue, 20/06/2017 - 08:30

Roundup of Day 1 at the Paris Air and Space Show, 19 June 2017

Return to the blue

ESA Top News - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 16:03

How do you prepare for space missions on Earth? One way is to simulate an expedition into space underwater. Yesterday, six aquanauts dived almost 20 m to the sea floor where they will spend 10 days living and working below the waves.

Thomas at Le Bourget

ESA Top News - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 14:30

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the science of his Proxima mission, space and aeronautics careers and a special message for younger viewers

The Great Nebula in Carina

APOD - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 14:00

In one of the brightest parts of In one of the brightest parts of


Into the storm

ESA Top News - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 13:05

Space Science Image of the Week: A maelstrom of glowing gas and dark dust in one of the Milky Way’s satellite galaxies

DG at Le Bourget

ESA Top News - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 10:00

Director General Jan Woerner introduces ESA highlights at this year's Paris Air and Space Show, 19 June 2017

Magnetic space tug could target dead satellites

ESA Top News - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 07:44

Derelict satellites could in future be grappled and removed from key orbits around Earth with a space tug using magnetic forces.

An Unusual Hole in Mars

APOD - Sun, 18/06/2017 - 12:00

What created this unusual hole in Mars? What created this unusual hole in Mars?


IC 418: The Spirograph Nebula

APOD - Sat, 17/06/2017 - 10:00

What is creating the strange texture of IC 418?  What is creating the strange texture of IC 418?


Week In Images

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/06/2017 - 14:40

Our week through the lens:
12-16 June 2017

Thar Desert

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/06/2017 - 09:05

Earth observation image of the week: a Sentinel-2 false-colour image over northwest India, also featured on the Earth from Space video programme

ESA bird’s-eye view

ESA Top News - Fri, 16/06/2017 - 08:20

Operations image of the week: ESA’s mission control centre seen from the air, nestled on the edge of 500 million years of history

Saturn in the Milky Way

APOD - Fri, 16/06/2017 - 08:00

Saturn in the Milky Way Saturn in the Milky Way


A Taste of Space 4.0

ESA Top News - Thu, 15/06/2017 - 17:55

ESA Director General Jan Woerner met students at 'Libreria AsSaggi' in Rome on 15 June, to discuss the future of Europe’s space activities. Watch the replay

Earth from Space

ESA Top News - Thu, 15/06/2017 - 13:25

Join us Friday, 16 June, at 10:00 CEST for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme

Rover in a spin

ESA Top News - Thu, 15/06/2017 - 13:05

Technology image of the week: ESA’s Rover Autonomy Testbed vehicle does a twirl during night time testing in Tenerife

Keeping the rhythm in space

ESA Top News - Thu, 15/06/2017 - 08:38

Space is an inhospitable environment for the human body but we adapt remarkably well. Within hours, the brain adjusts to the lack of an up or down, as if floating is all it has ever known. Now researchers are learning how our internal clock similarly adjusts to the restrictions of space. An ESA-sponsored experiment has found that while you can take the body out of Earth, you can’t take an Earth-based rhythm out of the body. 

M27 Not a Comet

APOD - Thu, 15/06/2017 - 06:00

While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France,


Firefall by Moonlight

APOD - Wed, 14/06/2017 - 17:00

On certain dates in February, an elusive firefall On certain dates in February, an elusive firefall


Orion frame work

ESA Top News - Wed, 14/06/2017 - 14:30

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Working on Europe’s contribution to the Orion spacecraft
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