Join the new era of exploration as an ESA astronaut

For the first time in over a decade, the European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking new astronauts to join humankind’s greatest adventure for the benefit of Earth. Applications open 31 March 2021 and ESA's Astronaut Selection webpage provides everything you need to know to prepare a strong application and apply. This site is the hub Read More

3D design in Education for beginners – Teach with Space Online Training

Join the 3D design in Education for beginners online training! NEW dates available. Teach with Space Online TrainingNEW Dates: 10 & 15 March 2021Time: 16.30h - 18.30h CET Duration: 4 hours, divided in 2 sessions of 2hLanguage: English Pre-requisites: the training is for beginners and it assumes no previous knowledge of 3D designCertification: a certification Read More

NASA Assigns Astronauts to Agency’s SpaceX Crew-4 Mission to Space Station

NASA crew members of the SpaceX Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station. Pictured from left are NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines. NASA has assigned two crew members to launch on the agency’s SpaceX Crew-4 mission – the fourth crew rotation flight of the Crew Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station. NASA Read More

Solar spacecraft inspires televised art

Dazzling instruments that capture breathtakingly detailed images of the Sun have sparked an artistic collaboration that is airing on primetime television. The video shows how artist Melanie King has reimagined representations of the scientific instruments on board the ESA-led Solar Orbiter spacecraft, painted using light-sensitive chemicals and illuminated with ultraviolet light. The result is a Read More

European Space Agency – A cosmic hourglass

This week’s NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope Picture of the Week features an impressive portrait of M1-63, a beautifully captured example of a bipolar planetary nebula located in the constellation of Scutum (the Shield). A nebula like this one is formed when the star at its centre sheds huge quantities of material from its outer layers, Read More

ESA Applications – Earth from Space: Valentine Island (Australia)

For Valentine’s Day, the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over Valentine Island in northern Western Australia. The tiny Valentine Island, visible in the top-left of the image, measures around 1.6 km in length and around 250 m wide. The island is located in the King Sound, a large gulf and inlet of the Indian Ocean Read More