ESA Explores
Beyond Series – Luca spacewalk special E05.1
Nov 11, 2019 08:47

Beyond Series – Luca spacewalk special E05.1

The date is set for ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk of his Beyond mission. Friday 15 November marks the start of a series of complex spacewalks to service the cosmic-particle-hunting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02). It is also the first time a European astronaut will take the leading role in the spacewalking duo. In this bonus episode, Luca speaks directly from the International Space Station as he explains the task, its challenges and his feelings before he and NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan suit up and step out into space.
Beyond Series – Spotlight on spacewalking E05
Oct 15, 2019 25:41

Beyond Series – Spotlight on spacewalking E05

October is a busy month for spacewalks (EVA) and even more are expected in November. As ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano gets ready to exit the Space Station airlock for a series of complex EVAs to repair particle physics experiment module – the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer – we delve into what it takes to prepare for a spacewalk both on the ground and in space. This episode includes content from Luca as well as an interview with head of ESA's EVA and Parabolic Flight Training Unit Hervé Stevenin. For more about Luca's mission, visit the blog http://blogs.esa.int/luca-parmitano/ You can also stay up to date on Twitter by following @esaspaceflight and @astro_luca and send us your thoughts via email to [email protected]
Beyond Series – Italian bonus E01
Oct 15, 2019 03:49

Beyond Series – Italian bonus E01

In questo primo episodio, Antonio Fortunato e Fabio Zecca ci parlano della Stazione Spaziale Internazionale e della seconda missione di Luca Parmitano chiamata Beyond. Potete trovare ulteriori informazioni riguardo Luca e la sua missione in italiano e in inglese visitando il blog: http://blogs.esa.int/luca-parmitano/
Beyond Series – Trailer in italiano
Sep 19, 2019 01:34

Beyond Series – Trailer in italiano

ESA Explores èil podcast ufficiale dell'Agenzia Spaziale Europea dedicato alla missione Beyond dell'astronauta Luca Parmitano sulla Stazione Spaziale Internazionale. Restate sintonizzati per ascoltare una serie di episodi bonus in italiano con esperti ESA. Trailer for ESA Explores bonus episodes in Italian – coming soon. 
Beyond Series – Space Station sounds E04
Sep 16, 2019 18:01

Beyond Series – Space Station sounds E04

The International Space Station is a living, breathing workspace. From the creak of the shell expanding and contracting, to fans in the European Columbus module, caution and warning tones and musical events – Ally Koehler, Stephen Ennis and Serena Bertone listen to and discuss a few of the sounds Luca will experience during his Beyond mission. This episode’s guest, Serena Bertone is an astronaut instructor and ESA-BME/Eurocom from Telespazio for ESA. Serena is based at ESA’s astronaut centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany and is in regular contact with astronauts on Station via the space to ground network. This episode was recorded in the Life Support Rack booth at EAC where astronauts are trained in the operation of the ESA closed loop system that recycles carbon dioxide into oxygen and will allow for significantly less supplies needing to be shipped to the Space Station from Earth. Please note, there are some higher frequency tones in this episode that may not be so easy to hear for older listeners or those with hearing difficulties. Sounds used in this episode were sourced and sampled from a variety of outlets. Please find links to full versions of those that are publicly available below. Hadfield SoundCloud PMM https://soundcloud.com/colchrishadfield/leonardo-pmm?in=colchrishadfield/sets/station-noises-and-sounds Swedish PAO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB9bNqph6dc Caution alarm https://soundcloud.com/esa/international-space-station-caution-alarm Warning alarm https://soundcloud.com/esa/international-space-station-warning-alarm Emergency siren https://soundcloud.com/esa/international-space-station-siren Hadfield Playing Guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OouU4kxKrs8 Thomas Saxophone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQdgG4hy8q8 DJ Astro Luca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vscYpfOcI_w Alexander Gerst and Kraftwerk https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=rCQEzgtWv-E Evening Daily Planning Conference https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/iss_ustream.html For more about ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and the Beyond mission visit lucaparmitano.esa.int
Beyond Series – Space Station science E03
Aug 16, 2019 20:41

Beyond Series – Space Station science E03

The International Space Station is a unique microgravity laboratory, allowing us to carry out science and research that wouldn't be possible on Earth. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will support over 50 European experiments during his Beyond mission to the International Space Station. These cover a number of different disciplines including human physiology, biology, fluid physics, technology demonstrations, material science, environmental science and more. In this episode, hosts Ally Koehler and Stephen Ennis speak with Chloe Audus of ESA’s International Space Station research planning team and Marco Carrano of ESA’s astronaut training team. Chloe and Marco work behind the scenes, alongside many others, to make sure European science experiments on the International Space Station run smoothly. They give a bit of insight into the science Luca will perform. Subscribe to catch the latest episodes as they're released and visit the blog http://blogs.esa.int/luca-parmitano/ for further information on Luca's mission, Beyond. You can also follow @esaspaceflight on Twitter for regular updates or Luca himself @astro_luca.
Beyond Series - Launch traditions E02
Jul 14, 2019 22:34

Beyond Series - Launch traditions E02

The lead-up to a launch to the International Space Station is steeped in tradition. In this episode, hosts Ally Koehler and Stephen Ennis chat with ESA head of crew support Romain Charles and Luca himself about what is in store for the crew ahead of Luca's launch on 20 July. Crew support carry out a diverse range of activities at all stages of flight to ensure ESA astronauts are able to focus fully on their missions. Luca's launch is the 10th that Romain has been directly involved in and he will be on site to support Luca's family and friends through the launch campaign in Baikonur, Kazakstan. Another crew support team member will accompany Luca into medical quarantine. Keeping the crew in medical isolation for 16 days before their launch helps prevent them from becoming ill or contracting a disease that could compromise their ability to fly to the International Space Station. Even a common cold could impact their ability to equalise pressure in their ears and jeopardise performance. If you are listening to this during the week of 15 July, it is likely the activities you hear about are underway right now. Do not forget to tune into ESA TV for live coverage of the launch on 20 July, see the blog http://blogs.esa.int/luca-parmitano/ for further information and follow the team on Twitter at @esaspaceflight for updates on Beyond.
Beyond Series – Luca and Beyond E01
Jun 19, 2019 20:17

Beyond Series – Luca and Beyond E01

In the very first episode of ESA Explores we chat to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano about his upcoming second mission to the International Space Station – Beyond. Luca’s first mission, Volare in 2013, saw him spend 166 days onboard the Space Station where he carried out two spacewalks and performed over 40 science experiments in orbit. In July, 2019, Luca will be launched once more to Earth’s orbital outpost from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. He will share this journey in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft with NASA astronaut Drew Morgan and Russian cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov and, during the second part of his mission, he will become the first Italian and third ever European astronaut to hold the role. Hear more about how he and his crew are preparing for their time onboard Earth's orbital outpost, how it compares to his training for Volare, what happens right ahead of launch and what historical mission he would choose to fly if he could go back in time. Read more about this mission on the blog at http://blogs.esa.int/luca-parmitano/ and follow the team on Twitter at @esaspaceflight for updates on Beyond.
Beyond Series – Trailer
May 15, 2019 01:30

Beyond Series – Trailer

Go behind the scenes of space exploration with this official podcast from the European Space Agency. This upcoming series focuses on ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Beyond mission to the International Space Station.