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.
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.
In an interview with Deutsche Welle, Director General of the European Space Agency, Jan Wörner, outlined the agency's plans for Mars, the moon and dealing with satellites in deeps space.
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.
The European Space Agency has said that its ExoMars lander probably crashed on the surface of the Red Planet during an attempted touchdown. The lander likely hit the ground with a speed greater than 300 km/h (186 mph).
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