Pangaea-X test campaign – gearing up to explore other planets

Pangaea-X is a test exercise that brings together geology, high-tech survey equipment and space exploration in environments similar to those found on other planets. Astronauts, scientists, operations experts and instrumentation engineers work side-by-side to advance European know-how of integrated human and robotics mission operations.

An extension of ESA’s Pangaea geology training, the test campaign involves performing scientific investigations in extreme environments on Earth. The crew work with the latest technologies in instrumentation, navigation, remote sensing, 3D imaging and geoscience equipment, as well as testing operational concepts for surface missions where astronauts and robots work together.

Pangaea-X participants explore the barren and dry landscape of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, Spain, to prepare for the day when we set foot on other worlds. Known as the island of a thousand volcanoes, Lanzarote was chosen because of its geological similarity with Mars, such as a volcanic origin, mild sedimentary processes owing to a dry climate, hardly any vegetation and a well-preserved landscape.

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Credits: Film director, video shooting and editing: Sirio Sechi

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WEGAN TRAVELS SPAIN | Extremadura & Madrid | Lesbian Travel | VLOG

WHITNEY GETS SICK! 🙁
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Join us as we travel to Spain.We visit Extremadura followed by one night in Madrid. Thank you SO much for Visit Extremadura planning such an amazing itinerary that we sadly couldn’t fully enjoy.

Visit Extremadura: http://www.turismoextremadura.com/viajar/turismo/en/index.html

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Join us at Space for inspiration 2018 in Bilbao

Space for Inspiration is an international B2B new space event geared towards stimulating new ideas, inspire action and showcase advanced technologies. 

The European Space Agency brings together for the 2nd time bright problem-solvers, tech industry visionaries, researchers, policy makers, high management and investors with the common goal to advance space exploration and create positive change.

Don’t miss this opportunity and save your spot now on http://www.space4inspiration.esa.int

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Horizons mission time-lapse – from USA to Africa

14 000 kilometres in under 4 minutes!

Join ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst for a quick flight from the USA to Africa aboard the International Space Station in this time-lapse filmed 12.5 times faster than actual speed.

Alexander is living and working on board the International Space Station for six months from June to December 2018.

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From seats in Parliament to cyber defence: 5 numbers from Strasbourg

With Brexit looming, the Parliament is set to shrink by 46 seats, the Netherlands’ Prime Minister was the latest leader to debate the Future of Europe, members discussed how to deal with humanitarian emergencies after migrants stranded in the Mediterranean Sea, and they voted to increase cyber security and improve safety in the drone industry.

360 S. Miguel, Açores – Alfred and Amaia’s Postcard Eurovision 2018

Furnas, in S. Miguel island, is where AMAIA and ALFRED, from SPAIN, filmed their Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Postcard
WHY HERE?
The Furnas region is mainly known for its volcanic activity, with hot geysers, the hottest reaching 99oC. Many visit Furnas for the therapeutic effects of the water. Many visit Furnas to eat the cozido, one of the typical dishes of the region, prepared by lowering a pot full of meats and vegetables in a hot spring heated by the volcanic system.
HOW TO GET THERE?
You have daily flights from Lisbon airport (2h25m trip) and direct flights from the United States, Canada and several European cities.
WHAT TO DO TO?
The entire island is worth a visit. Don’t miss the Lagoa das Sete Cidades, neither Lagoa do Fogo, a crater lake, surrounded by mountains with transparent waters, a peninsula and white sand beaches.
WHAT NOT TO MISS?
An architectural tour in Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Island.

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Following the Big 5 and Portugal during their second rehearsal

Yesterday the Big 5 and Portugal rehearsed on stage for the second time. We followed the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany and Spain on their journey through the day.

If you want to know more about the Eurovision Song Contest, visit https://eurovision.tv