Europe’s Columbus Module Turns 10

External view of Columbus module. (Credit: NASA)

COLOGNE, Germany (DLR PR) — The Columbus space laboratory began its journey into space on 7 February 2008 and has now been the scientific heart of European research on the International Space Station (ISS) for ten years. In microgravity, researchers gain unique insights from a wide range of disciplines from astrophysics, through materials research, to psychology and medical treatment options. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) supervised the development and construction of the ISS module on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA), is involved with experiments at a research level and runs the operation from its Columbus Control Center in Oberpfaffenhofen.


CASIS, Cobra Puma Golf Plan Announcement for Tuesday

casis_new_logoJoint Announcement Between CASIS and COBRA PUMA Golf
August 18, 2015
1 p.m. EDT

Join leaders from COBRA PUMA Golf USA (CPG) and the Center for the Advancement of Science In Space (CASIS) on Tuesday August 18, 2015 for a press announcement at the PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Expected speakers include CASIS President & Executive Director Gregory H. Johnson, CPG President & CEO Bob Philion, CPG Director of Research & Development Mike Yagley and a special appearance from PGA Tour player and CPG Brand Ambassador Rickie Fowler.

For those unable to attend in person, this event will be live-streamed through:

Editor’s Note: Last year, CASIS and CPG  announced plans to conduct an investigation on the ISS National Laboratory that would research materials aimed at enhancing its future product lines.


What Alexander Gerst Will Research on ISS

German astronaut Alexander Gerst training for experimental work. (Credit: DLR)
German astronaut Alexander Gerst training for experimental work. (Credit: DLR)

DLR PR — On 28 May 2014, the German ESA astronaut flew to the ISS for a six-month stay, during which he is expected to work on some 100 experiments

How can turbine blades be made lighter and at the same time stronger? Can an electrical conductor create a magnetic field capable of protecting a spacecraft from the solar wind? What can we learn from the physiological changes that occur in astronauts’ bodies when they are in space that could be useful for people on Earth?