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Science and spacewalks on Space Station

Three weeks into ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst's Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station and the new arrival is now spending more time on scientific research in the microgravity laboratory.

Jun 23, 2014
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Image: ATV shielding after impact test

An exit hole through Kevlar–Nextel fabric after hypervelocity testing of the multilayer shielding for ESA's ATV space freighter, simulating an impact by space debris. The good news is that testing confirms ...

Jun 25, 2014
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Closing the recycling circle

The International Space Station welcomes up to eight supply vessels a year bringing oxygen, water and food for the six astronauts continuously circling our planet. Building, launching, docking and unloading ...

Jun 30, 2014
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Video: ATV-5 separation from Ariane 5

These images were taken by cameras on the Ariane 5 launcher that rocketed skywards on 29 July 2014 with Europe's last cargo vessel to visit the International Space Station, ATV-5. The video shows the separation of ATV Georges ...

Aug 01, 2014
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Gerst drives car-sized rover from space

Looking down from orbit, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst steered ESA's Eurobot rover through a series of intricate manoeuvres on the ground yesterday, demonstrating a new space network that could connect astronauts ...

Aug 11, 2014
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ESA's cargo vessel ready for space delivery

ESA's latest Automated Transfer Vehicle is set to dock with the International Space Station on Tuesday, delivering more than six tonnes of crucial supplies and scientific experiments to the orbiting research ...

Aug 12, 2014
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