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  • European Service Module, Orion, Moon, Earth
    on December 1, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Image: European Service Module, Orion, Moon, Earth

  • WANTED: Research doctor in Antarctica
    on November 28, 2022 at 12:41 pm
  • Shaun the Sheep astronaut portrait
    on November 27, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Image: Shaun the Sheep astronaut portrait

  • Artemis I enters Moon orbit
    on November 25, 2022 at 10:13 pm
  • ESA DG on Europe’s ambition for human spaceflight
    on November 25, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Video: 00:01:50 ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher talks about Europe’s ambition for the future of human spaceflight: a European astronaut, on a European spaceship and a European capsule.

  • Announcement of ESA’s new class of astronauts
    on November 23, 2022 at 3:00 pm

    Video: 00:26:06 ESA’s new class of astronauts was announced on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 at the Grand Palais Éphémère (GPE) in Paris. The new class includes career astronauts, reserve astronauts as well as astronauts with a physical disability for a feasibility project.Last year and […]

  • Curtain up for ESA’s new class of astronauts
    on November 23, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Image: Clear the stage for lots of smiles from ESA’s newly selected astronaut candidates. ESA Director General Josef Aschbacher announced them on 23 November 2022, following the ESA Council at Ministerial level in Paris, France.The European Space Agency chose 17 new astronaut candidates from […]

  • ESA presents new generation of astronauts
    on November 23, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    The European Space Agency has chosen 17 new astronaut candidates from more than 22 500 applicants from across its Member States. In this new 2022 class of ESA astronauts are five career astronauts, 11 members of an astronaut reserve and one astronaut with a disability. 

  • Family portrait
    on November 23, 2022 at 8:25 am

    Image: The Orion spacecraft with European Service Module (left), Earth (middle) and the Moon (right) are captured in this ‘family portrait’ by Orion’s solar array camera during the spacecraft’s closet approach to the lunar surface.Six days into the 25-day Artemis I mission, the Orion […]

  • Watch live: ESA announces new European astronauts
    on November 22, 2022 at 11:08 am

    Join us live as ESA unveils the names and faces of the new class of European astronauts. ESA WebTV will broadcast the event after the briefing presenting the outcomes of the ESA Council at Ministerial level concludes on Wednesday, 23 November 2022.