New landing date for ESA astronaut Tim Peake

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Released 29/04/2016 6:24 pm
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ESA astronaut Tim Peake using ESA’s muscle measurement machine Mares on the International Space Station. Tim shared this image, commenting: “No, not testing a new rollercoaster ride – research into muscle atrophy and how this may help patient rehabilitation on Earth”.

Tim’s six-month mission to the ISS is named Principia, after Isaac Newton’s ground-breaking Naturalis Principia Mathematica, which describes the principal laws of motion and gravity.

He is performing more than 30 scientific experiments for ESA and taking part in numerous others from ESA’s international partners.

ESA and the UK Space Agency have partnered to develop many exciting educational activities around the Principia mission, aimed at sparking the interest of young children in science and space.

More about the Principia mission:

More photos from Tim on his flickr photostream:
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29 April 2016

ESA astronaut Tim Peake and his crewmates Yuri Malenchenko and Tim Kopra will return to Earth on 18 June, giving them almost two more weeks more in space than their original mission.

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Lockheed Martin and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Sign Teaming Agreement to Build Multi-mission Combat Ships


SEOUL, South Korea, April 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lockheed Martin(NYSE: LMT) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) have signed a comprehensive teaming agreement to partner on the Multi-mission Combat Ship (MCS), which is based on a DSME hull design and intended for the corvette market.

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GE Drives Innovation in Naval Engineering as Sponsor of INEC 2016


GE Published Five Technical Papers at the 13th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC) 2016
GE is a Global Partner to Many Leading Military Forces around the World

BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM—April 29, 2016—Technology has pushed global military powers to become stronger and more capable. At this year’s International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC), GE’s Marine Solutions business (NYSE: GE) has showcased its extensive capabilities and innovation in naval technologies through the publication of five technical papers. The themes cover from smart product design and system integration to digitalized naval solutions, facilitating dialogue and driving debate on how innovation in naval engineering is continuously steering the industry forward.

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National Defence’s Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) tests new parachutes


April 28, 2016 – Cold Lake, Alberta – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Today the Aerospace Engineering Test Establishment (AETE) tested a modernized parachute that could be used in the CT-114 Tutor. The CT-114 Tutor is a safe and effective aircraft, and its use could potentially be extended thanks to this new parachute. The parachute could be a rapid and relatively inexpensive way to increase the level of safety of the pilots.

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Canadian and U.S. officials work together to improve cross-border communications for emergency response

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April 28, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border. The experiment provided key insights to inform future investments in cross-border communications technologies and the results will be documented in a joint Canada-U.S. after action report.

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CFB Borden Participates in Mass Casualty Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL


April 28, 2016 – Borden, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

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James Webb Space Telescope’s Golden Mirror

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Image Credit: NASA/Chris Gunn

Inside the clean room at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the golden James Webb Space Telescope is viewed from overhead with its secondary mirror booms stowed. This is the position the secondary mirror will be in during launch. In the next few months, engineers will install other key elements, and take additional measurements to ensure the telescope is ready for space.

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ESA astronaut Tim Peake controls rover from space

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Released 29/04/2016 4:53 pm
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29 April 2016

ESA astronaut Tim Peake today controlled, from the International Space Station, a rover nicknamed Bridget at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage as part of an international experiment to prepare for human–robotic missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

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