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The European Space Agency and the Spirit of the Moon

Did you hear the one about the art that went to the moon? If not, you probably haven’t heard about the latest plans of the European Space Agency (ESA). 1,074 more words

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From space to stomach ulcers

Could a machine for detecting molecules in space be used to identify bacteria that cause stomach ulcers? This is the question that Dr Geraint ‘Taff’ Morgan and his colleagues, Professors Ejaz Huq and Phil Prewett, from Oxford MicroMedical Ltd are trying to solve. 903 more words

Clinical & Medical Microbiology

NASA Blog: Astronauts Train For Future Missions in Atlantic

By Monica Edwards

A group of astronauts, engineers and scientists ventured to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean on July 21 to prepare for future deep space missions and the  642 more words

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Lecture by Professor Wörner: United Space in Europe

The Director General of the European Space Agency, Professor Johann-Dietrich Wörner, gave an eloquent and uplifting talk at Britain’s Royal Aeronautical Society on 19 July. 124 more words

Strategy

'Cavenauts' go underground: Space agency sends astronauts into cave to train in 'risky and alien environment'

On the surface, it reads like a paradox: a space agency training its astronauts by sending them as far away from space as possible.

But a six-day expedition into an Italian cave, says the European Space Agency, may actually be an ideal stepping-stone to cosmic travel. 308 more words

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Need for Speed

The European Space Agency has invested $11 million toward the development of an engine that could one day allow aircraft to fly anywhere in the world in just four hours. 145 more words

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The final image sent by doomed Japanese Hitomi satellite

According to BBC Reports, a doomed Japanese satellite managed to capture a view of a galaxy cluster 250 million light years away just before it died, scientists have revealed. 409 more words

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