• ESA’s Astrolab Mission: Making Space a Safer Place
    European astronaut Thomas Reiter recently began Europe´s first long-duration human mission on the International Space Station. Over a period of several months, Reiter will conduct experiments to assess the effect on the human body of long-term exposure to the high-radiation and microgravity environment of space.
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  • Europeans psych themselves up for a trip to Mars
    The European Space Agency doesn´t have any concrete plans to send humans to Mars, but they´ve already begun making preparations for the trip. A small Italian-French crew is currently spending a year in a remote Antarctic research station, to learn how to handle the individual
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  • How small nations think big…
    Long before Astrobiology was even a real word, scientists in Europe had started using space research to try and find answers to deep-rooted questions about life. From simple beginnings, the experiments became more complex and more ambitious. Looking at the effects of space on living
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