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President Obama Meets With Crew of Apollo 11
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President Barack Obama meets with Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, seated left, Buzz Aldrin, Carol Armstrong, widow of Apollo 11 commander, Neil Armstrong, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, and Patricia ?Pat? Falcone, OSTP Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, far right, Tuesday, July 22, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, during the 45th anniversary week of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls...
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  • ESA’s spaceplane set for flight

    All eyes are on ESA’s spaceplane to showcase reentry technologies after its unconventional launch on a Vega rocket this November. 



  • Unboxing a spaceplane

    Technology image of the week: The moment when ESA’s IXV Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle is removed from its protective container

  • Experimental spaceplane unboxed for final tests

    The Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle arrived in the Netherlands last night to undergo final tests at ESA’s main technical centre ahead of its November launch.



  • Rehearsing IXV recovery

    See the day in pictures as the team practise the recovery of IXV off the coast of Tuscany, Italy

  • Bringing back our spaceplane

    Yesterday, the ship and crew aiming to recover Europe’s unmanned IXV spacecraft in November had a practice run off the coast of Tuscany, Italy.



  • Tracking Europe’s family of launchers from Gabon

    As Europe lofts more rockets, ESA’s network of tracking stations used to follow their progress has never been more important. 



  • Commercial liftoff for Europe’s smallest launcher

    The third launch by Europe’s new small launcher, Vega, has delivered Kazakhstan’s first satellite for high-resolution Earth observation into its planned orbit.



  • Vega

    Goes commercial

  • Europe lofts first Copernicus environmental satellite

    The ability of European citizens, policymakers and service providers to access key environmental data on a routine basis will take a major step forward following the launch today of ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite.



  • Ariane 5’s second launch of 2014

    An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecom satellites, Astra-5B and Amazonas-4A, into their planned transfer orbits.



  • Ariane 6 progress

    The preliminary requirements for Europe’s next-generation Ariane 6 launcher have been agreed and the project is set to move on to the next stage

  • Wildlife at CSG

    Europe’s Spaceport covers 700 sq km and as a restricted area offers protection to a rare biodiversity of wildlife

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