NASA’s Perseverance rover, parachute, heat shield and descent stage spotted on Mars by ESA

NASA‘s Perseverance rover, the parachute that helped it land and the descent stage have been spotted on Mars by the European Space Agency’s (ESA) ExoMars orbiter. The rover first landed on the Red Planet on February 18 after a hair raising ‘7 minutes of terror’ descent to the Martian surface that saw it slowed down … Read more

Tim Peake gives tips on becoming an astronaut as ESA recruits crew

Astronaut Tim Peake has revealed what steps to take if you’re keen to embark on a career in space, including preparing for a ‘gruelling’ year and a half selection process.  For the first time in 11 years, the European Space Agency (ESA) has put the call out for new astronaut candidates, who will work alongside their … Read more

NASA and ESA announce that four astronauts will serve as SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the ISS in 2021

NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have officially announced the crew members for the next SpaceX Crew mission that will soar to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2021. The three astronauts are NASA’s Raja Chari and Tom Marshburn, along with ESA’s Matthias Maurer – a fourth member is expected to be added in … Read more

Build-a-bot! ESA releases blueprints to allow for 3D printed miniature Rosalind Franklin rover

Build-a-bot! ESA releases blueprints for an adorable miniature version of its Rosalind Franklin ExoMars rover so you can 3D print it at home The blueprint is freely available and anyone with a 3D printer can make the replica for less than £500   Structural parts for ExoMy take around two weeks to make out of PLA, … Read more

ESA satellite reveals amazing images of Venus as it travels towards Mercury

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released a sequence of images of Venus, taken by its Mercury-bound BepiColombo spacecraft.  BepiColombo swung by Venus and captured its first glimpse of our immediate planetary neighbour, which appears as a tiny circular blob, just visible beneath the craft’s instruments.    The flurry of black-and-white snapshots were taken between 7:58am and … Read more

British built ESA Solar Orbiter captures the ‘closest ever pictures’ of the Sun

The British-built European Space Agency Solar Orbiter has captured the closest images ever taken of the Sun and it did so while flying between the orbits of Venus and Mercury, according to the UK Space Agency. The stunning images taken by the Solar Orbiter while 47 million miles away from the surface of our host … Read more

‘Godzilla’ dust plume sweeps across the Atlantic, ESA imagery shows

New satellite imagery from the European Space Agency (ESA) shows a giant orange dust cloud, nicknamed ‘Godzilla’, making its way across the Atlantic Ocean. Over a period of less than a month, the impressive plume reached the Caribbean, South America and the US from its initial spot in the Sahara Desert.    The ESA has provided … Read more

UK Space Agency and ESA want innovative British companies to share ideas on how they can use 5G 

Space technology and the rapidly growing 5G network could provide a helping hand to the logistics sector – but the UK Space Agency and ESA need your ideas.  After the coronavirus pandemic put most the UK in lockdown, with many having to remain indoors, the ‘vitally important’ logistics sector was put in the spotlight.  Now, … Read more

ESA releases stunning fly over video of Korolev crater covered in a thick layer of water ice 

Take a trip to Mars! ESA releases stunning fly over video of Korolev crater that is 51 miles across and covered in a thick layer of water ice Mars is home to the Korolev crater, which is a frozen depression in the north The depression is about 51 miles across and more than one mile … Read more

NASA and ESA find evidence that the first stars and galaxies formed earlier than researchers thought

NASA and ESA find evidence that the first stars and galaxies formed much earlier than researchers thought, beyond the reach of the Hubble Space Telescope Hubble can see the universe back to within 500 million years of the Big Bang Experts used the telescope to determine the age of the first stars and galaxies The … Read more