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Researcher designs robot that jumps like a grasshopper
The first robot that can jump like a grasshopper and roll like a ball could play a key role in future space exploration. View News Article (2008-12-05)

Western researcher solves 37-year old space mystery
A researcher from The University of Western Ontario has helped solve a 37-year old space mystery using lunar images released yesterday by NASA and maps from his own atlas of the moon. View News Article (2010-03-17)

Media Invite: UK decision on ESA's Aurora Programme
The media are invited to attend a briefing at which the UK's decision on participation in the European Space Agency's 'Preparatory Phase of the European Space Exploration Programme' [ESEP - previously known as Aurora] will be announced. View News Article (2004-09-29)

ESA Director General comments on Columbia Accident Investigation Board report
Commenting on the Columbia accident report delivered to NASA by the independent Investigation Board, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency, said... "The loss of Space Shuttle Columbia and her crew on 1 February has deeply affected the space community worldwide. Despite the heavy toll taken by this accident, we maintain our commitment to share space exploration... View News Article (2003-08-29)

Human exploration of the Moon and Mars
These are exciting times for space exploration. For the first time in a generation, human missions beyond Earth orbit are being seriously considered by space agencies on both sides of the Atlantic. Europe has initiated the Aurora programme, with the ultimate aim of landing people on Mars by 2033, while the U.S. has recently redirected its human space activities towards a return to the Moon. On... View News Article (2004-03-24)

"First Convention of Lunar Explorers"
ESA Press Release N°11-2001 Will the Moon be the ultimate travel destination? Can we harness energy from the Moon? How and when can we build a lunar base or a lunar village? Will it be possible to transform that barren landscape 384 000 km away into a thriving hub of scientific research and industrialization? These and other questions will be discussed during the first Convention of Lunar... View News Article (2001-03-02)

Aurora: Mars mission options (Press briefing - London)
Press briefing On Friday 8 April, media representatives wishing to know more about ESA's Aurora programme and its future development are invited to a press briefing in London to share with European space scientists the results of an international workshop to be held in Birmingham on 6 and 7 April. View News Article (2005-03-22)

Birmingham to be the UK's "City of Space 2005"
Birmingham is to be awarded the title of "UK City of Space 2005" by the UK's space and astronomy community. The title is being awarded in recognition of the city's role in hosting two major space events and its initiative in organising other space themed activities this year. View News Article (2005-04-04)

Psychologists show new ways to deal with health challenges in space
As NASA prepares to send humans back to the moon and then on to Mars, psychologists are exploring the challenges astronauts will face on missions that will be much longer and more demanding than previous space flights. View News Article (2008-08-15)

Experts explore the medical safety needs of civilian space travel
The commercial aviation industry has medical care standards, as does NASA for traditional space missions, and the emerging commercial space transportation industry will need to define medical care practices as well. View News Article (2015-01-15)

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