SpaceX CRS-26: NASA, SpaceX launches November 26th, 2022

Due to poor weather conditions in the area along Florida’s Space Coast for today’s planned launch of SpaceX’s 26th commercial resupply services mission to the International Space Station, SpaceX and NASA liftoff for 2:20 p.m. EST Saturday, Nov. 26, from the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A launch Saturday would lead to docking Sunday, Read More

Webb reveals an exoplanet atmosphere as never seen before

ce & Exploration The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical portrait of a distant world’s skies. While Webb and other space telescopes, including the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, have previously revealed isolated ingredients of this heated planet’s atmosphere, the new readings provide a full menu of atoms, molecules, Read More

Earth from Space: Zaragoza, Spain

The province of Zaragoza, in northeast Spain, is featured in this image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission. Together with the provinces of Huesca and Teruel, Zaragoza formed the old kingdom of Aragon. Its capital, also called Zaragoza (not visible in this image) is home to around half of Aragon’s population. The Ebro River can Read More

ESA presents new generation of ESA astronauts

The European Space Agency has chosen 17 new astronaut candidates from more than 22 500 applicants from across its Member States. In this new 2022 class of ESA astronauts are five career astronauts, 11 members of an astronaut reserve and one astronaut with a disability. ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher introduced the members of the Read More

Ministers back ESA’s bold ambitions for space with record 17% rise

Europe will strengthen its autonomy, leadership and sustainability in space, following today’s decision to increase ESA’s budget by 17% compared to the last Ministerial meeting in 2019. At the ESA Council at Ministerial level held in Paris on 22 and 23 November, government ministers representing ESA’s Member States, Associate States and Cooperating States resolved to Read More

ESA DG: What’s on the table for CM22? – with video

Josef Aschbacher, ESA Director General, explains what is on the table for ESA at CM22, ESA’s Council at Ministerial level taking place on 22 and 23 November 2022, a crucial milestone as Europe sets out its ambitions and plans for space activities in the coming years and decades. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13XWGK5Kqqk ESA - European Space Agency Read More

European space sector commits: Earth is ours, we must cherish it

ESA and 22 other European space actors have come together to sign a “Statement for a Responsible Space Sector”. Space exploration has allowed us to look back on our planet in a way that no human could imagine before, revealing a fragile world with limited resources. As today’s statement explains, the responsibility to take care Read More