ESA Explores

ESA Explores

European Space Agency
Mar 18, 2020 18 min

Beyond Series – Luca reflects on a mission E10

Just a short time after returning from 201 days in orbit on the International Space Station, Ally Koehler talks with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano about his Beyond mission and life back on the ground. In this episode, Luca talks about everything from what had changed on the Station since his last mission and the infamous AMS-02 spacewalks, to what it's like to be separated from his crew mates and whether he dreams of space. Towards the end of the episode, he also touches on how astronauts deal with the risk of colds and flu on the Space Station as he answers questions submitted on Twitter.
Feb 19, 2020 18 min

Beyond Series – Looking beyond Beyond E09

Dr Aidan Cowley is a science advisor at ESA working with students and researchers on low technology readiness level projects that could shape the way we go forward to the Moon. In this episode, he talks about a few of those projects, the value of humans in space exploration and an alternative use for your kitchen microwave. Next episode will feature a full length interview with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano just over one week since he returned from the International Space Station. Listen to the end for a sneak preview of this interview and subscribe to stay up-to-date.
Jan 15, 2020 20 min

Beyond Series – Back to Earth E08

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is coming to the end of his six month Beyond mission on the International Space Station. In this episode, hosts Ally Koehler and Stephen Ennis reflect on a few mission highlights and interview ESA flight surgeon Maybritt Kuypers about the challenges of returning an astronaut to Europe.
Dec 17, 2019 24 min

Beyond Series – Space celebrations E07

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was launched to the International Space Station for his Proxima mission in November 2016. Having spent Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Orthodox Christmas and Orthodox New Year's as well as his birthday in orbit, he knows a thing or two about how astronauts mark significant occasions in space. In this episode Thomas and BME/Eurocom coordinator for ESA Andgie Boyd discuss how and when astronauts celebrate and shed light on how a saxophone made it to space.
Dec 10, 2019 6 min

Beyond Series – Italian bonus E02

ESA explores Beyond: L' addestramento degli astronauti. Episodio in italiano: Massimiliano Signori e Flavie Rometsch ci parlano dell' addestramento degli astronauti, ed in particolare cosa imparano al Centro Astronauti Europeo (EAC) a Colonia, ed alcuni aneddotti divertenti. Episode in Italian: Massimiliano Signori and Flavie Rometsch tell us about the training of astronauts, and in particular what they learn at ESA's Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne, Germany, along with some funny anecdotes.
Nov 25, 2019 26 min

Beyond Series – Fit for space E06

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano enjoys weight training, swimming, cycling and running – but how does he keep fit while in space. In this episode Ally Koehler chats with ESA exercise team lead Nora Petersen about designing a fitness programme for an astronaut and why this is so important for maintaining bone and muscle mass. Later in the episode, Stephen Ennis also talks to ESA biomedical engineer Beate Fischer. Beate explains how biomedical engineers act as advocates for astronaut health and wellbeing and explains one of the tools used to track and manage medical and nutritional data known as Everywear.
Nov 11, 2019 8 min

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.
Oct 15, 2019 25 min

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 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]
Oct 15, 2019 3 min

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:
Sep 19, 2019 1 min

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.
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