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Developing a Cultural Policy for the International Space Station
The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded the independent arts organisation The Arts Catalyst in London a contract to carry out a 6-month study into possible future cultural utilisation of the International Space Station, in particular the European aspects of the station. View News Article (2005-05-25)


Jules Verne - an extraordinary space traveller
Over thirty international media representatives witnessed yesterday the christening of the first Automated Transfer Vehicle at ESA/ESTEC. Due for launch in late 2004, the first spaceship has been named "Jules Verne" in honour of the 19th century French author who fascinated the minds of million of young people and inspired space scientists and explorers with his extraordinary voyages: From the... View News Article (2002-04-11)


Opportunities for research with International Space Station
Academic and industry researchers of ESA Member States involved with the International Space Station programme are invited to respond to the ESA Announcement of Opportunity 2000 for Basic and Applied Research in Physical Sciences in Space. This addresses various scientific disciplines including materials science, fluid physics, combustion, fundamental physics and the crystallisation of... View News Article (2000-10-30)


ESA astronaut Frank De Winne to fly to the International Space Station in October
Today, at the European Space Agency Moscow office, Mr Antonio Rodot' , ESA Director General, Mr Charles Picqué, Belgian Minister for Scientific Research, Mr Yvan Ylieff, Belgian Commissioner in charge of Scientific Policy, Mr Yuri Koptev of the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos), and Mr Yuri Semonov of the Korolev Rocket Space Corporation Energia (RSC Energia), signed the... View News Article (2002-04-18)


European astronaut Claudie Haigneré heads for the International Space Station
A Soyuz launcher carrying Claudie Haigneré, the first European woman astronaut selected for an ISS mission, and her fellow crew members lifted off successfully today, Sunday 21 October, at 10:59 CEST (08:59 GMT), from Ba'-konur, Kazakhstan. Their assignment: the "Androme'de" mission. Claudie Haigneré, a European Space Agency astronaut from France, and her fellow crew members... View News Article (2001-10-21)


First Swedish astronaut to fly to International Space Station in 2003
European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang will fly on a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station in spring 2003. During that flight, he will conduct three Extra Vehicular Activities (EVAs) or `spacewalks` to attach new hardware to the Space Station. He will become the first Swede to travel and walk in space. Fuglesang will join the STS-116 crew for an important space... View News Article (2002-02-27)


Press day 6 June: Meet Frank De Winne ESA astronaut in training in for October mission to the International Space Station
ESA astronaut Frank De Winne, from Belgium, will soon finish training at ESA`s space research and technology centre (ESTEC) in the Netherlands on some of the scientific facilities he will have to work on during his flight to the International Space Station next October. On Thursday 6 June, media representatives are invited to learn more about some of the training phases and to carry out... View News Article (2002-05-28)


Space shuttle carrying ND experiments to space station
When the space shuttle Endeavour launched today it carried with it a set of experiments designed and constructed in the laboratory of Dennis Jacobs, a University of Notre Dame professor of chemistry and biochemistry who also serves as a vice president and associate provost. View News Article (2008-03-17)


International Space Station receives 2001 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation
ESA PR 59-2001. Today in Oviedo, Spain, the International Space Station will be honoured with the 2001 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation. The Director General of the European Space Agency, Antonio Rodot' , and representatives of the other ISS partner space agencies, from the United States, Russia, Canada and Japan, will receive the award from HRH the Prince of Asturias.... View News Article (2001-10-26)


First Italian astronaut to be flown to the International Space Station on board a Russian spacecraft
ESA astronaut Roberto Vittori will become the first Italian to lift off from Baikonur on board a Russian Soyuz vehicle on 25 April 2002, when he starts a ten-day mission - codenamed `Marco Polo` - to the International Space Station. ASI is the agency sponsoring this flight and the related experimental programme, under the terms of a framework agreement between the European Space Agency on the... View News Article (2002-02-21)

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