First light for the storm hunter
Wed, 23 May 2018 13:56:00 +0200
Call for media: Follow the launch of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst
As the International Space Station flew over the Indonesian coast of Sumatra on an April night, lightning from a thunderstorm reached the upper layers of the atmosphere and its light show was captured by ESA’s latest observatory in space.
Tue, 22 May 2018 10:50:00 +0200
The surprising lightness of the brain
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched into space on 6 June at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) alongside Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor.
Fri, 04 May 2018 11:05:00 +0200
The brain is a sensory sponge. It absorbs information from the environment to help you orientate yourself at every turn and perform at your best. After adding small doses of weightlessness, scientists are collecting surprising data about the structure and behaviour of the most complex organ in your body.