A joint European and Russian mission to look for signs of life on Mars has successfully placed a spacecraft in the planet's atmosphere. But the mission is still anxious what has happened to the lander.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
The European Space Agency has named German scientist Matthias Maurer as one of its new astronauts. But who is the young spaceman? On Thursday, Maurer introduces himself at ESA's Space Operations Center.
Two satellites have been successfully launched into orbit despite French firm Arianespace losing contact with its rocket. NASA also breathed a sigh of relief, as equipment for its latest mission was also on board.
A signal from the European-Russian ExoMars space craft has arrived at Mission Control at the European Space Agency in Darmstadt, Germany. But the response from Lander Schiaparelli remains uncertain.
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