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Phase 2 of the European Astro Pi challenge begins!

November 25, 2016
ESA

ESA and its partners are happy to announce that more than 350 teams have been selected for the 2017 European Astro Pi challenge! These teams will now have the chance to compete to send their computer codes to the International Space Station (ISS).

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Winners of this year’s ReelLIFE SCIENCE competition announced…

November 22, 2016
ESERO Ireland

Ireland’s Schools Make Big Bang In Science Video Competition

Schools from Galway and Monaghan each win €1000 with videos about Life in Space and How The Sun Works

Based in NUI Galway and supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme and the CÚRAM Centre for Research in Medical Devices, ReelLIFE SCIENCE challenges Irish schools to communicate science via engaging and educational short videos. This challenge was met by more than 2000 students in 104 schools around Ireland, producing over 200 short science videos on a range of topics in both English and Irish.

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Calling the next generation of spacecraft communications engineers

November 18, 2016
ESA

It’s easy to take spacecraft communications for granted. Yet the art and science involved in  sending commands to a satellite and receiving data back is of paramount importance. Without highly skilled communications engineers, there would be no space missions.

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Student experiments on parabolic flights performed successfully

November 11, 2016
ESA

An extraordinary experience just concluded for four teams of university students. In the frame of the Fly Your Thesis! 2016 programme, they were selected to conduct experiments during the 65th ESA parabolic flight campaign. This gave the opportunity to the participating students not only to execute their experiments in weightlessness conditions, but also to get the direct experience to float in weightlessness, which otherwise – apart from parabolic flight campaigns – is a privilege practically reserved only to astronauts.

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ESA presents an exciting new training course on Human Space Physiology

November 04, 2016
ESA

What is it really like to live in space? And what happens to the body in microgravity? Now, thanks to a new training course being offered by ESA’s Education and Space Medicine Offices, medical and biology university students can find out.

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Calling all primary schools - Would you like to train like an astronaut in 2017?

November 02, 2016
ESA

Are you a primary school teacher? If so, then don’t miss the chance to register your class to the Mission X challenge 2017 and train with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his crew members! You have until 31 December 2016*! 

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