United Launch Alliance Delta II Rocket Honored at Grand Opening Ceremony

The United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket took its place today among iconic giants in the Rocket Garden at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. The public exhibit will preserve the lasting legacy of the rocket that fostered the Global Positioning System (GPS) and enabled the exploration of Mars. “While IceSat-2 marked its final mission Read More

ESA Impact – March 2021 Council edition

Welcome to the March Council edition of ESA Impact, an interactive showcase of the best images and videos from the past few months. This edition of ESA Impact brings you icy images from our Earth observation missions, insights into space debris, and other stunning pictures including Mars Express studies for last month's Mars landing. Don’t Read More

NASA’s Perseverance Drives on Mars’ Terrain for First Time

This image was captured while NASA’s Perseverance rover drove on Mars for the first time on March 4, 2021. One of Perseverance’s Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcams) captured this image as the rover completed a short traverse and turn from its landing site in Jezero Crater. NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover performed its first drive on Read More

Space physicians training course 2021

ESA’s first online space physicians training course took place from 21–22 January 2021, attracting over 50 participants from across Europe and the world. Usually conducted in person at ESA’s European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, the annual course is run by ESA’s space medicine team and gives medical doctors the opportunity to learn more about Read More

Photos from destroyed SpaceX Starship SN-10 at Boca Chica

SpaceX launched and landed their prototype test vehicle Starship SN-10 but was destroyed in an explosion and fire on the landing pad at Boca Chica Texas just after 5 PM CST. read our report here with photos from launch http://www.spacenews.lu/spacex-prototype-test-vehicle-starship-sn10-on-march-3rd/ photos Scott Schilke Read More

ESA: Electronic Data Sheets- a common language for space

Designing and building equipment for space is hard enough; then comes the writing of its accompanying documentation. Creating a working space mission involves putting together a vast number of elements correctly, so such guidelines need to be clear and easy to understand. ESA is leading efforts to create standardised ‘Electronic Data Sheets’ for common use Read More