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Hypergravity helping aircraft fly further

(—ESA research has helped to develop an aircraft-grade alloy that is twice as light as conventional nickel superalloys while offering equally good properties. The path to creating this alloy required research under ...

dateNov 06, 2012 in Engineering
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Moon and Mars on a plane

Who wouldn't want to run an experiment in lunar or martian gravity? ESA is offering European researchers the chance to test their theories on aircraft flights that offer 20 seconds of reduced gravity.

dateSep 27, 2016 in Space Exploration
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A decade of plant biology in space

On this day 10 years ago, Space Shuttle Discovery was launched to the International Space Station carrying ESA's European Modular Cultivation System – a miniature greenhouse to probe how plants grow in weightlessness.

dateJul 05, 2016 in Biotechnology
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