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In just a few days’ time ESA’s Rosetta mission is going to come to a close in a most extraordinary fashion, because the spacecraft is going to slowly, and deliberately crash-land into the comet that i
The ExoMars mission is at a critical moment. The spacecraft is very close to the red planet, and tension is mounting.
After nearly two years missing in action, Rosetta's small lander Philae has finally been located in a shadowed spot on the comet 67-P - also known as Churyumov Gerasimenko - just three weeks before th
European space scientists are celebrating tonight after finding a comet lander they’d almost given up hope of ever seeing again.
The ExoMars spacecraft is on its way to the red planet right now, and when it gets there it’s going to be looking for methane, a gas that’s linked to life, but could be coming from other sources…
We’ve been observing the earth from space for a long time but advances in technology means we can glean even more from the modern satellite. And
The extraordinary mission of ESA’s Rosetta spacecraft around comet 67P is nearly over: on 30 September the craft will crash land on its surface and end a 12 year voyage through…
Researchers at the European Space Agency are testing the next generation of 3D-printers to use in Space.
The first space probe to land on a comet has had its communications cut with Earth for the final time.
Is it possible to produce food to eat and air to breathe while in space?
Britain’s exit from the European Union could have long-term implications for science, research and high tech engineering in the UK and Europe, as the community has close ties across borders both in te
In this episode, we look at the decontamination procedures used for the instruments making the journey to Mars with John Robert Brucato, Planetary Protection Manger at the Italian National Institute o
British astronaut Tim Peake has safely returned to Earth after spending half-a-year in space.
The European Commission’s emergency management system Copernicus has been activated to deal with the floods in France, Belgium and Germany.
Planetary Scientist Jean-Pierre Bibring explains where to look for life on Mars.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was supposed to announce a major international space co-operation project on Wednesday. She didn't.
Orbiting the earth are some of the most important tools to human understanding of the earth. Satellites are not only important to scientists but are
A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted off from Kourou in French Guiana carrying a satellite aimed at increasing our understanding of the environment
The ExoMars spacecraft is travelling to Mars right now, on a mission to search for signs of life. When it gets there in October it will send a small
The ExoMars spacecraft has blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to search for signs of life on the red planet.
After a successful launch, the joint European-Russian mission to sniff out signs of life on Mars has left Earth’s orbit and is heading for the Red
The ExoMars probe has blasted off on Monday (March 14) on board a Russian Proton rocket from Kazakhstan to the red planet. [no comment live] esa
Scientists from the European Space Agency and Russia’s Federal Space Agency face a weekend of intense tinkering ahead of Monday’s ExoMars mission
An asteroid thought to be up to 50 metres in diameter is expected to make a close shave with our planet on Saturday, but scientists are not sure just how close
A Soyuz capsule carrying NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov landed in Kazakhstan on Wednesday
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut have returned to Earth after an unprecedented period of almost a year in space for NASA. The time spent
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have arrived back on Earth after nearly a year aboard the International Space
The head of the European Space Agency says he would like to build a permanent base on the Moon. We meet him to discuss that incredible plan, and head to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne to mee
The ExoMars mission will search for methane in the Martian atmosphere. A top scientist behind the mission explains why, in Destination Mars episode 2.