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Watch a live Education Inflight Call with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on 24 January

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:17:00 +0100


On Tuesday 24 January, teachers and students from Ireland, Romania, and Portugal will be connected by video connection with ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, currently living and working on the International Space Station (ISS). A livestream of the event can be viewed by clicking on the link below.

2017 ESA’s Summer and Autumn workshops for teachers : Save the dates!

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:41:00 +0100


ESA is organising its 8th Summer Teachers' Workshop in the Netherlands, from 11 to 14 July 2017 and the 3rd Autumn Teachers' Workshop from 5 to 8 October 2017. 

European Astro Pi Challenge: Phase 2 update

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:36:00 +0100


On 25 November 2016, ESA Astronaut Thomas Pesquet kicked off Phase 2 of the European Astro Pi Challenge by assigning a primary and a secondary mission to the selected teams. It’s now time for an update!

New opportunity to Fly Your Satellite!

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:14:00 +0100


Would you like the opportunity to build and test your own small satellite with the support of real space professionals? Can you imagine having the small satellite you have tirelessly worked on launched into space and being able to operate it in orbit around the Earth? Then apply to the new edition of the Fly Your Satellite! programme. Deadline for applications is 5 March 2017.

REXUS/BEXUS celebrates 10th anniversary with new experiments

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:25:00 +0100


For the tenth time in a row, students from across Europe have had an early Christmas present. Eleven teams comprising eighty students have been selected to take part in the next Swedish-German REXUS/BEXUS Programme’s high altitude balloon and rocket experiments.

Summer School Alpbach Students successfully optimised a space mission

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:22:00 +0100


Back in the summer fifty-eight students took just 10 days to design four space missions. Now, fifteen of those students have revisited one of those mission concepts and this time it took them just 4 days to optimise its design.

Concurrent Engineering Workshops – Call for Applications

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 12:36:00 +0100


Following the success of the first Concurrent Engineering Workshop held in September 2016, the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Programme is again offering university students  the opportunity to learn how ESA assesses technical and financial feasibility of space missions. Europe’s leadership in space depends upon its ability to continue developing world-class satellites. To do that, we need to train a new generation of space engineers and scientists. 

The 2017 European CanSat Competition has been launched!

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:22:00 +0100


In this constantly changing world, there is usually more than meets the eye. Can you imagine building a satellite so small that it could fit into a soft drink can? Can you picture launching it on a rocket?

Be a ‘Cassini Scientist for a Day’ – 2016/2017 competition is open

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:30:00 +0100


The 'Cassini Scientist for a Day' competition returns for a 2016/2017 edition. The competition is designed to give the participants a taste of life as a space scientist. Students are invited to submit a 500-word essay explaining their choice of one of three targets imaged by the Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn, over the past few years.

Phase 2 of the European Astro Pi challenge begins!

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:35:00 +0100


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).

Calling the next generation of spacecraft communications engineers

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:09:00 +0100


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.

Student experiments on parabolic flights performed successfully

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:11:00 +0100


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.

ESA presents an exciting new training course on Human Space Physiology

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 14:28:00 +0100


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.

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

Wed, 02 Nov 2016 11:24:00 +0100


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*! 

Drop Your Thesis! 2016 concludes successfully

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:55:00 +0200


Two weeks of intense research in microgravity have just concluded for two enthusiastic teams of university students as part of the Drop Your Thesis! 2016 programme launch campaign. 

ESA Sponsored Students at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:36:00 +0200


ESA Education has once again offered university students sponsorship to attend one of the most important events in the annual space calendar, the International Astronautical Congress (IAC). This year’s 67th edition of the IAC was hosted in Guadalajara, Mexico from 26-30 September. 

Spacecraft operation for the next generation

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:15:00 +0200


When it comes to operating a spacecraft, there is just one simple rule: No spacecraft, no job! This is one of the first things that students were taught at the ESA Academy’s Training and Learning Centre a few days ago.

BEXUS 22 and 23 successfully launched

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:35:00 +0200


Last week forty-five students participating in the Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students (REXUS/BEXUS) programme had the fantastic opportunity to see their experiments launched into space!

ESA teaches students space design techniques

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 09:27:00 +0200


High-tech and nature came together perfectly from 20 to 23 September 2016. 22 University students from 15 different European countries joined forces at the ESA Academy - Training and Learning Centre in ESA Redu Centre, Belgium during the Concurrent Engineering Workshop 2016.

European Astro Pi Challenge: Code your ISS experiment - more details

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 11:43:00 +0200


ESA is inviting teams of students who are 16 years old and younger to join the first European Astro Pi challenge and have their experiments run on the International Space Station! Take this opportunity to learn about science and coding, just like space scientists do!

Deadline to submit your registration is 13 November 2016.

ESA looking for students for its new 'Fly a Rocket!' programme

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:04:00 +0200


ESA is calling on first and second year university students with an interest in space to put themselves forward for a unique project to 'Fly a Rocket!'.

Train like an astronaut!

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:34:00 +0100

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the 2017 Mission X Astronaut Ambassador, encourages participants to “train like an astronaut” by staying active and working well with others as a team player.

Education at ESA

Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:46:00 +0100

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