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Students complete spacecraft communications training course

February 24, 2017
ESA

As we launch ever-more advanced spacecraft to probe our Solar System and investigate space beyond, the question of efficient and reliable communications is of paramount importance. To better prepare the next generation of engineers, from 14 to 17 February, 22 university students from 14 nations took part in the Ladybird Guide to Spacecraft Communications Training Course 2017. 

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“The Farthest” an epic, cinematic spectacle telling the story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which launched in 1977

February 17, 2017
ESA

THE FARTHEST – an epic, cinematic spectacle telling the story of NASA’s Voyager mission, which launched in 1977 and visited all 4 outer planets (the only spacecraft to ever visit Uranus and Neptune) and which is still going strong today, beaming back groundbreaking data every day from interstellar space — the only human made object to have ever left our solar system!

Excitingly the feature length documentary will screen for the first time ever at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival (#ADIFF) on Sunday 26 February at 2pm in the Savoy cinema screen 1 – so a one-time chance to experience Voyager’s incredible story on a gigantic screen! We will also have some exciting guests for a post show Q+A so it promises to be a great screening.

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Applications to ESA Teacher Workshops now open

February 15, 2017
ESA

This year ESA is organising two teacher  workshops dedicated to European primary and secondary school teachers. The summer edition will take place from 11 to 14 July 2017; the autumn edition from 5 to 8 October 2017. Both will take place in Leiden, the Netherlands. 
The deadline to apply for both workshops is 17 April 2017, 09:00 CEST

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ESA Academy’s first training course on Human Space Physiology a success

February 13, 2017
ESA

What’s it like to live in space? And what happens to the human body in microgravity?  Thirty-six university students from fourteen different countries discussed these important themes last week in the first training course on Human Space Physiology offered by ESA’s Education and Space Medicine Offices.

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Applications now open for Alpbach Summer School

February 07, 2017
ESA

The Alpbach Summer School will be held from 18 to 27 July 2017, and its topic will be ‘Dust in the Universe’. University students and young graduates have until 31 March  to apply.

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Zero Robotics High School Tournament comes to an exciting conclusion

February 06, 2017
ESA

The live finals of the 2016 Zero Robotics High School Tournament took place on the International Space Station on Friday, 27 January 2017. More than 100 students aged between 14 and 20 years old from across Europe met at ESA’s Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands. From there, students connected to the ISS, as well as to parallel events taking place in the USA and Australia. This is the fifth time that the ISS has been turned into a gaming platform for the ultimate game of robotics.

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