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University student experiments take to the skies

March 27, 2015
ESA

It was up, up and away for seven teams of university students last week when the REXUS 17 and 18 sounding rockets took to the sky. The teams’ experiments soared to the top of the Mesosphere, returning data that will now be analysed.

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Mission X comes to a close with a call from space

March 25, 2015
ESA

On the very same day that Mission X’s mascot Astro Charlie reached the moon, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti reached out to children from the International Space Station (ISS), her outpost in space.  Hundreds of students aged 8 to 12 gathered in 3 locations on Earth for an inflight call with Samantha.  They connected with her from the Muse Science Museum in Trento, Italy;  ESA/ESAC with Universidad Politecnica de Madrid in Spain, and the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, Austria.

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University student experiments set to launch this week

March 17, 2015
ESA

Teams of university students are on the verge of seeing their experiments blast to the top of the Mesosphere. The REXUS 17 and 18 launch campaign started on 9 March 2015 with flights of the two sounding rockets expected this week.

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Food From Spirulina experiment underway

March 06, 2015
ESA

Students aged 14-16 across ESA member states will initiate their ESA experiments this week which was inspired by the Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative programme (MELiSSA).  “Food from Spirulina” is a biological experiment which demonstrates to budding scientists the important role of Spirulina also known in the scientific community as Arthrospira platensis in recycling exhaled CO2 into O2.  

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Cork schools to represent Munster at national final of space competition

March 6, 2015
ESERO Ireland

Secondary students from Douglas Community School, Cork and Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal, Blarney qualify for the national final of 2015 Irish CanSat competition.

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ESA Summer Teachers Workshop 2015: apply now!

February 26, 2015
ESA

This year ESA is organising another unique workshop dedicated to school teachers. The workshop will include an outstanding three-day programme, as well as a visit to one of  ESA’s establishments. The deadline for application is Friday 3 April 2015.

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