ESA Explores
Beyond Series – Back to Earth E08
Jan 15, 2020 20:07

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.
Beyond Series – Space celebrations E07
Dec 17, 2019 24:51

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.
Beyond Series – Italian bonus E02
Dec 10, 2019 06:22

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.
Beyond Series – Fit for space E06
Nov 25, 2019 26:59

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.
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.