The next European astronaut to fly in space is ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. This is his Expedition 52 crew portrait. Front from left, Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Astronaut Randy "Komrade" Bresnik; back row from left, NASA Astronaut Jack “2fish” Fischer and NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson, Paolo and Roscosmos cosmonaut Sergei Ryazansky.

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The next European astronaut to fly in space is ESA astronaut Paolo

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Essential pre-launch activity ;-)
Essential pre launch activity ;

Paolo Nespoli

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In this special edition of #EarthFromSpace, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the CNES French Space Agency, and Josef Aschbacher, Director of ESA's Earth Observation Programmes, join the show to discuss how cooperation will further benefit Earth observation and the Copernicus EU environmental monitoring programme.

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In this special edition of EarthFromSpace Jean Yves Le Gall President of

Earth from Space: special edition

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Book the date and watch here: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, NASA Astronaut Randy "Komrade" Bresnik and Roscosmos commander Sergey Ryazansky are set to rocket into space on Friday 28 July from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 15:41 GMT (17:41 CEST). Watch live on 28 July from 14:45 GMT (16:45 CEST).
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This new Copernicus EU Sentinel-1 time series from 6 to 24 July shows iceberg A68 continuing to break up and to drift even farther from the Larsen-C ice shelf into the Antarctic Ocean.
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This new Copernicus EU Sentinel 1 time series from 6 to 24

Iceberg A68 Update

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Listen to the sounds from a Saturn ring crossing: data collected by Cassini's Radio and Plasma Wave Science instrument on 28 May...
Listen to the sounds from a Saturn ring crossing: data collected by

Cassini's First D-Ring Crossing

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T-3 days to #VITAmission launch! So close now, but it's been a long journey for ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Have a look at his years of #training here: [ Flickr.com Link ]
T 3 days to VITAmission launch So close now but it's been
During this week, 23-28 July 2017, IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2017) is organised at Fort Worth, Texas, USA, here imaged by the Proba-V minisatellite. Only two days ago, on 23 July, the Landsat programme celebrated the 45th anniversary of the launch of the first civilian Earth observation satellite, the Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS-1), later... View more »
During this week 23 28 July 2017 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote
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#Saturn's surprises: More new views from the international #Cassini missions’s weekly dives between Saturn and its rings...
Saturn's surprises: More new views from the international Cassini missions’s weekly

Saturn surprises

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This view from the international #Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the rings beyond Saturn's sunlit horizon. Along the planet’s limb at left a thin, detached haze can be seen. This view is a false-colour composite made using images taken through red, green and ultraviolet filters. The images were taken on 16 July 2017, some 1.25 million km from Saturn. See [ Jpl.nasa.gov Link ]
This view from the international Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the rings beyond
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On this day!
On this day

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This clump of glowing gas, dark dust and glittering stars is the spiral galaxy NGC 4248, located about 24 million light-years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). This image was taken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope as it embarked on compiling the first Hubble ultraviolet 'atlas', for which the telescope targeted 50 nearby star-forming galaxies. See [... View more »
This clump of glowing gas dark dust and glittering stars is the
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Another fit check in the spacecraft, and Paolo Nespoli is GO. Transformers are GO! ;-)
Another fit check in the spacecraft and Paolo Nespoli is GO Transformers are GO ;

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The prerequisite preflight crew #selfie for Paolo Nespoli ;-)
The prerequisite preflight crew selfie for Paolo Nespoli ;

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ESA will soon launch a new Earth Explorer satellite called Aeolus. Using cutting-edge laser technology, Aeolus will deliver timely and accurate profiles of the world’s winds along with information on aerosols and clouds. This will not only advance our understanding of atmospheric dynamics, but will also provide much-needed information to improve weather forecasts.
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ESA will soon launch a new Earth Explorer satellite called Aeolus Using

Aeolus: Mastering Winds

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Uh oh. Did Paolo Nespoli and crew spot a problem in their flightplan? :-D
Uh oh Did Paolo Nespoli and crew spot a problem in their flightplan : D

Photos from Paolo Nespoli's post

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Can we foresee the risk of an asteroid impact on Earth? What can we do about it? In this TEDx talk, ESA's Ian Carnelli explains the science underlying the research and techniques we could use to divert an asteroid heading towards Earth...
Can we foresee the risk of an asteroid impact on Earth What

Insuring Planet Earth | Ian Carnelli | TEDxAix

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If the suit makes the man, than the Sokol is what makes the astronaut, as ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli knows well. See [ Esa.int Link ]
If the suit makes the man than the Sokol is what makes
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Did you know? ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been working with the Italian cartoonist Leo Ortolani on a new comic story "C'è spazio per tutti" (There's Space for All) from Panini Comics Italia in cooperation with ESA and Agenzia Spaziale Italiana. Publication scheduled for October (pics: ESA–Officine K)
Did you know ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been working with the

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