European Space Agency Flickr Update

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Progression during CAVES 2014
18-09-2014 05:32 PM CEST

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Progression during CAVES 2014

Progression is more difficult when wearing neoprene suits which limit the body’s movements.

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credits: ESA\S.Sechi

Mapping the geometry of the cave
18-09-2014 05:32 PM CEST

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Mapping the geometry of the cave

Matthias takes notes for the final cave mapping exercise.

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credits: ESA\R.DeLuca

Taking a break during exploration
18-09-2014 05:32 PM CEST

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Taking a break during exploration

Caves 2014 participants and Francesco Sauro pause in a gallery characterised by peculiar sandy concretions.

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credits: ESA\R.DeLuca

Mapping the cave
18-09-2014 05:32 PM CEST

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Mapping the cave

Sergey with the ‘cave sniper’ tool during a mapping exercise.
Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credits: ESA\R.DeLuca

Ascending in Sa Grutta
18-09-2014 05:32 PM CEST

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Ascending in Sa Grutta

NASA astronaut Scott Tingle aka ‘Maker’.

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credits: ESA\S.Sechi

Group photo CAVES 2014
18-09-2014 05:32 PM CEST

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Group photo CAVES 2014

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credits: ESA\S.Sechi

Researching insects during CAVES 2014
18-09-2014 05:32 PM CEST

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Researching insects during CAVES 2014

Sergey observing and photographing insects found during exploration.

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credits: ESA\S.Sechi

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Prescription for Trouble? Studying Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater.

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Prescription for Trouble? Studying Pharmaceuticals in Wastewater.
09/18/2014 09:25 AM EDT

By Marguerite Huber Approximately 1,800 drugs are approved for prescription use in the United States. Have you ever thought of what happens to all those drugs once they have left you (or your medicine cabinet)? Due to human excretion and people flushing unused pills, these pharmaceuticals can end up in the wastewater stream, presenting a […]

News Advisory: TODAY: EPA Administrator to Highlight New Solar Energy Project in Washington, DC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 18, 2014

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Highlight New Solar Energy Project in Washington, DC


WASHINGTON
– Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Obama Administration officials, GRID Alternatives and Habitat for Humanity for an event helping low-income families in Northeast DC gain access to solar energy and job training in a growing industry. During the president’s first term, the United States more than doubled generation of electricity from wind, solar, and geothermal sources. To ensure America’s continued leadership position in clean energy, President Obama has set a goal in his Climate Action Plan to double renewable electricity generation once again by 2020.


WHEN:
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. EDT


WHAT:
EPA Administrator to speak about the importance of growing our clean energy economy in Washington, DC

WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
U.S. HUD Secretary Julián Castro
U.S. DOE Deputy Secretary Dan Poneman
Erica Mackie, Co-Founder & CEO, and Nicole Steele, Executive Director for Mid-Atlantic, GRID Alternatives
Susanne Slater, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

WHERE: 1810 Providence Pl. NE, Washington, D.C.

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News Advisory: THURSDAY: EPA Administrator to Highlight New Solar Energy Project in Washington, DC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 17, 2014

THURSDAY: EPA Administrator to Highlight New Solar Energy Project in Washington, DC


WASHINGTON
– On Thursday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Obama Administration officials, GRID Alternatives and Habitat for Humanity for an event helping low-income families in Northeast DC gain access to solar energy and job training in a growing industry. During the president’s first term, the United States more than doubled generation of electricity from wind, solar, and geothermal sources. To ensure America’s continued leadership position in clean energy, President Obama has set a goal in his Climate Action Plan to double renewable electricity generation once again by 2020.


WHEN:
Thursday, September 18, 2014, 10:30 a.m. EDT


WHAT:
EPA Administrator to speak about the importance of growing our clean energy economy in Washington, DC

WHO: U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

U.S. HUD Secretary Julián Castro

U.S. DOE Deputy Secretary Dan Poneman

Erica Mackie, Co-Founder & CEO, and Nicole Steele, Executive Director for Mid-Atlantic, GRID Alternatives

Susanne Slater, President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C.

WHERE: 1810 Providence Pl. NE, Washington, D.C.

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European Space Agency YouTube Update

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17-09-2014 07:22 PM CEST

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst gives an overview of some of the science he has performed during his Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station so far. From robotic surgery to vaccines and accurate thermometers, research in space is bringing benefits for humans on Earth.

Watch as Alexander takes you through some of the highlights of his mission.

Read more about his Blue Dot mission here http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Blue_dot

Follow Alexander here: http://alexandergerst.esa.int/

From: European Space Agency, ESA
Views: 407

53 ratings
Time: 05:18 More in Science & Technology


17-09-2014 06:58 PM CEST

The CAVES 2014 team have spent their second day in the Sa Grutta cave. Mission scientist Matthias Maurer updates us on the team’s progress with their experiment programme.

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_cavenauts

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog: http://blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website: http://www.esa.int/caves

From: European Space Agency, ESA
Views: 152

18 ratings
Time: 04:16 More in Science & Technology


17-09-2014 06:57 PM CEST

New animation series answering your questions about ESA’s Rosetta mission. In this second video we answer the question: who sends the commands to Rosetta?

ESA’s European Space Operations Centre (ESOC) is responsible for overall control of the Rosetta mission.

ESOC is ESA’s main mission control centre and is located in Darmstadt, Germany.

For more information visit: http://www.esa.int/rosetta

From: European Space Agency, ESA
Views: 585

44 ratings
Time: 00:31 More in Science & Technology

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European Space Agency Flickr Update

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CAVES 2014 participants
17-09-2014 06:12 PM CEST

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CAVES 2014 participants

Held each year, CAVES teaches astronauts to explore the underground system of the Sa Grutta caves in Sardinia, Italy, as a team, delving deep underground to perform scientific experiments as well as chart and document their activities.

The CAVES course – Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills – is run by the European Astronaut Centre to simulate spaceflight. Seasoned International Space Station astronauts as well as rookies participate in the course and share experiences while learning how to improve leadership, teamwork, decision-making and problem-solving skills.

The cavenauts participating in this year’s campaign are ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Scott Tingle, Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Mirsurkin and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov and ESA engineer & Eurocom Matthias Maurer.

More about the 2014 cavenauts:
www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Caves/2014_c…

Follow CAVES 2014 via the blog:
blogs.esa.int/caves/

And the CAVES website:
www.esa.int/caves

Credit: ESA\S.Sechi

Expedition 42 crew portrait
17-09-2014 06:08 PM CEST

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Expedition 42 crew portrait

Expedition 42 crew members take a break from training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to pose for a crew portrait. Pictured on the front row are NASA astronauts Barry Wilmore (left), commander; and Terry Virts, flight engineer. Pictured from the left (back row) are Russian cosmonauts Elena Serova, Alexander Samoukutyaev and Anton Shkaplerov and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, all flight engineers.

Credit: NASA/Bill Stafford

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ESA trains tomorrow’s Earth observation scientists

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ESA trains tomorrow’s Earth observation scientists
17-09-2014 03:46 PM CEST

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World-renowned remote sensing experts gathered in Valencia, Spain, last week to train the next generation of Earth observation scientists in the exploitation of satellite data for land applications.

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