12th August 2013 56 year old astronaut Michael Foale has retired from the US Space Agency NASA. Born in Lincolnshire, England but with a dual US-UK citizenship, Foale flew on six Space Shuttle missions, two Space Stations and a Soyuz. His 26 year career with NASA involved a total of 375 days in … [Read more...] about NASA Astronaut Michael Foale retires
July 2nd At 6:38 am local time this morning (0238 GMT) Russia launched their Proton-M rocket carrying Glonass navigation system satellites. However just seconds after the launch the rocket veered off its trajectory, breaking to pieces and eventually exploding. The rocket was launched unmanned from … [Read more...] about Russian Proton-M fails
11th June 2013 Three Chinese astronauts were launched into space this morning to dock with the Chinese Space Lab Tiangong 1. The spacecraft Shenzhou 10 was launched from a remote location in the Gobi desert at 9.38am (5.38pm Beijing time). The fifteen day mission is China's fifth manned space … [Read more...] about China launches manned Shenzhou 10
21st May 2013 As entries for the European Satellite Navigation Competition are now being accepted, a look through some previous winners of the competition demonstrates the positive and inspiring effect satellite navigation technology can have on the way we live our lives. Previous winners of the … [Read more...] about Galileo-Masters: A Decade’s Inspiration
As Commander Chris Hadfield prepares for his departure from the International Space Station (ISS) he leaves us with one last token from his time onboard the station. His latest upload to YouTube pays tribute to both David Bowie and his time in space as he sings a rendition of Space Oddity. On 19 … [Read more...] about ISS Commander Hadfield Bowie tribute
1st April 2013 The online-entry system for the European Satellite Navigation Competition goes live this week. From 1 April to 30 June 2013, entrants from all over the world can submit their entries to compete for the €1m prize fund, and the prestigious overall title of Galileo Master. The dedicated … [Read more...] about Satellite Ideas Competition Goes Live
ESA is giving 20 developers the chance to spend one week in its ESRIN offices in Frascati, Italy. For the second year running the ESA App camp will take place between 3rd-10th June 2013 allowing developers to showcase their creativity. The aim of the camp is to develop smartphone apps that use … [Read more...] about Registration for ESA App Camp now open!
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield who is currently onboard the International Space Station (ISS) since last December has taken social media to a new level. The astronaut who is currently onboard the Soyuz spacecraft has almost 420,000 followers on Twitter and has now begun a “cooking from … [Read more...] about Astronaut’s “cooking show” on the ISS