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 153       03 Mar 2011       19:55
Greenhouse Take Your Classroom to Space inflight call
A HD version of the Greenhouse Take Your Classroom to Space inflight Call on 17 February, 2011 with images from the four participating sites in France, Italy, Germany,  and Portugal.
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      04 Nov 2014
    8:35  
Samantha talks Futura
thematic page:  FUTURA MISSION 
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti talks about her six-month International Space Station mission provided by Italy%u2019s ASI space agency . Samantha explains the story behind her mission name Futura, recounts the journey to becoming an astronaut and how her life has changed. Follow Samantha and her Futura mission via samanthacristoforetti.esa.int
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti talks about her six-month International Space Station mission provided by Italy%u2019s ASI space agency . Samantha explains the story behind her mission name Futura, recounts the journey to becoming an astronaut and how her life has changed. Follow Samantha and her Futura mission via samanthacristoforetti.esa.int
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      12 Sep 2014
    5:17  
Blue Dot: three months of science in space
thematic page:  BLUE DOT MISSION 
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst gives an overview of some of the science he has performed during his Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station so far. From robotic surgery to vaccines and accurate thermometers, research in space is bringing benefits for humans on Earth.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst gives an overview of some of the science he has performed during his Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station so far. From robotic surgery to vaccines and accurate thermometers, research in space is bringing benefits for humans on Earth.
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      02 Jul 2014
    9:35  
Deep Space Communication Engineering
ESA uses cutting-edge technology, high-precision pointing antennas, multi-frequency radio reception and transmission, cryogenically cooled low-noise amplifiers, high-power uplink amplifiers, highly sensitive receivers for telemetry reception, telecommand generation and radiometric measurements to provide the most accurate possible tracking for mission billions of kilometres away in deep space.
ESA uses cutting-edge technology, high-precision pointing antennas, multi-frequency radio reception and transmission, cryogenically cooled low-noise amplifiers, high-power uplink amplifiers, highly sensitive receivers for telemetry reception, telecommand generation and radiometric measurements to provide the most accurate possible tracking for mission billions of kilometres away in deep space.
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      19 Jun 2014
    11:47  
Navigation Support
The Navigation Support Office is based at ESOC's Navigation Facility, which provides products and services related to global navigation satellite systems in support of ESA missions and to European customers such as Eumetsat and to worldwide customers through its participation in the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems (IGNSS) Services group.
The Navigation Support Office is based at ESOC's Navigation Facility, which provides products and services related to global navigation satellite systems in support of ESA missions and to European customers such as Eumetsat and to worldwide customers through its participation in the International Global Navigation Satellite Systems (IGNSS) Services group.
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      29 May 2014
    6:42  
Launch and docking Highlights
A Soyuz spacecraft launched on 28 May 2014 from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and docked with the International Space Station in the early hours of the morning. Onboard were ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and his Expedition 40/41 crewmates, who will now live and work in space for the next six months. Flying with Alexander are Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman, demonstrating the value of international cooperation in space. Alexander's flight is the third visit of a German national to the orbital outpost and the sixth long-duration mission for an ESA astronaut. Alexander's 166-day mission is called Blue Dot after the American astronomer Carl Sagan's description of distant Earth as "a pale blue dot" as seen on a photograph taken by NASA's Voyager probe six billion kilometres from our planet.
A Soyuz spacecraft launched on 28 May 2014 from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and docked with the International Space Station in the early hours of the morning. Onboard were ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and his Expedition 40/41 crewmates, who will now live and work in space for the next six months. Flying with Alexander are Russian cosmonaut Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman, demonstrating the value of international cooperation in space. Alexander's flight is the third visit of a German national to the orbital outpost and the sixth long-duration mission for an ESA astronaut. Alexander's 166-day mission is called Blue Dot after the American astronomer Carl Sagan's description of distant Earth as "a pale blue dot" as seen on a photograph taken by NASA's Voyager probe six billion kilometres from our planet.
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      20 May 2014
    3:25  
Volare Space Robotics Challenge finals at ESA's technical heart ESTEC in the Netherlands
Seven teams were invited to the finals to battle their remote-controlled robots on a mock-up of the International Space Station. Their mission: to unload as much cargo from ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle as possible in a given time. This a highlight of the day's activities.
Seven teams were invited to the finals to battle their remote-controlled robots on a mock-up of the International Space Station. Their mission: to unload as much cargo from ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle as possible in a given time. This a highlight of the day's activities.
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      22 Apr 2014
    3:12  
Life in the Solar System
thematic page:  ISS SCIENCE 
Charles Cockell, about exobiology research and the potential benefits of biomining on other celestial bodies. ESA has a long history of experiments exposing life to the harsh conditions of space. Can life survive space travel? Can life hitchhike across the galaxy and where did life come from to begin with?
Charles Cockell, about exobiology research and the potential benefits of biomining on other celestial bodies. ESA has a long history of experiments exposing life to the harsh conditions of space. Can life survive space travel? Can life hitchhike across the galaxy and where did life come from to begin with?
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      15 Apr 2014
    2:23  
Understanding Muscle Loss
thematic page:  ISS SCIENCE 
Molecular medicine scientist Nathaniel J. Szewczyk talks about research with worms on the International Space Station. Scientists are trying to find out which cellular signals are sensitive to gravity to combat unwanted changes in our cardiovascular system, bones, muscles and nervous system. Researching these changes offers clues on how to reverse ageing for people on Earth.
Molecular medicine scientist Nathaniel J. Szewczyk talks about research with worms on the International Space Station. Scientists are trying to find out which cellular signals are sensitive to gravity to combat unwanted changes in our cardiovascular system, bones, muscles and nervous system. Researching these changes offers clues on how to reverse ageing for people on Earth.
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      14 Apr 2014
    3:14  
Life Support Systems for ISS and Exploration
thematic page:  ISS SCIENCE 
Natalie Leys, talks about bacteria in space and how they can help build recycling system for water and waste management in future space missions.
Natalie Leys, talks about bacteria in space and how they can help build recycling system for water and waste management in future space missions.
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      10 Apr 2014
    3:25  
Plant Growth in Space
thematic page:  ISS SCIENCE 
Javier Medina, about the opportunities offered by the ISS to grow plants (and therefore food, oxigen and water vapour) in absence of gravity in order to study the potential plants needed for future exploration.
Javier Medina, about the opportunities offered by the ISS to grow plants (and therefore food, oxigen and water vapour) in absence of gravity in order to study the potential plants needed for future exploration.
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      14 Mar 2014
    1:30  
Blue Dot Mission Logo
thematic page:  BLUE DOT MISSION 
ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst explains the logo for his ISS mission, Blue Dot. The mission logo is inspired by an image of Earth taken by NASA's Voyager spacecraft as it travelled six billion kilometres from our planet. American astronomer Carl Sagan described our faintly visible planet on the photograph as "pale blue dot".
ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst explains the logo for his ISS mission, Blue Dot. The mission logo is inspired by an image of Earth taken by NASA's Voyager spacecraft as it travelled six billion kilometres from our planet. American astronomer Carl Sagan described our faintly visible planet on the photograph as "pale blue dot".
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      14 Mar 2014
    13:32  
Blue Dot Mission Training
thematic page:  BLUE DOT MISSION 
ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst has been training for over five years to prepare for his first mission to the International Space Station in May 2014.
ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst has been training for over five years to prepare for his first mission to the International Space Station in May 2014.
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      24 Jan 2014
    3:32  
The European contribution to the ISS
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      12 Dec 2013
    11:03  
ThermoMag 2nd lecture

The second lecture from Anastasiia Prytuliak, European Space Agency postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute Laue Langevin and European Radiation Synchrotron Facility in Grenoble, France about a project called ThermoMag, which is devoted to the research and development of energy-harvesting thermoelectric materials.

The second lecture from Anastasiia Prytuliak, European Space Agency postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute Laue Langevin and European Radiation Synchrotron Facility in Grenoble, France about a project called ThermoMag, which is devoted to the research and development of energy-harvesting thermoelectric materials.

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      20 Nov 2013
    9:19  
Mission summary
thematic page:  VOLARE MISSION 

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg returned to Earth on 11 November 2013, landing in the Kazakhstan steppe.

Their return flight, landing at 02:49 GMT (03:49 CET), was in the same Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft that flew them to the International Space Station on 29 May.

Luca spent five months on the International Space Station for his Volare mission under a bilateral agreement with the Italian space agency and NASA. He conducted more than 30 scientific experiments, performed two spacewalks and operational tasks as well as maintaining the orbital outpost.

Luca's science roster included installing and running experiments on emulsions that will help industry to create foods and pharmaceuticals with longer shelfa€‘lives.

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg returned to Earth on 11 November 2013, landing in the Kazakhstan steppe.

Their return flight, landing at 02:49 GMT (03:49 CET), was in the same Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft that flew them to the International Space Station on 29 May.

Luca spent five months on the International Space Station for his Volare mission under a bilateral agreement with the Italian space agency and NASA. He conducted more than 30 scientific experiments, performed two spacewalks and operational tasks as well as maintaining the orbital outpost.

Luca's science roster included installing and running experiments on emulsions that will help industry to create foods and pharmaceuticals with longer shelfa€‘lives.

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