Thomas Pesquet on a new underwater lunar adventure

Over the next two weeks ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai will take part in a new NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission off the coast of California, USA, to assess concepts for undersea training that will aid our next steps on the Moon. To source

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Rosalind Franklin/ExoMars Rover

All instruments onboard Rosalind Franklin rover

The full suite of scientific instruments, including cameras that will give us our eyes on Mars, the drill that will retrieve pristine soil samples from below the surface, and the onboard laboratory that will seek out signs of life are all installed on the ExoMars rover. To source

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Pass the basalt

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano installs the BioRock experiment on the International Space Station To source

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