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Join us for a Google hangout with ExoMars mission experts for an update on the cruise to Mars, the crucial mid-course manoeuvre on 28 July and the upcoming preparations for the arrival phase. The hangout will be live on YouTube on 26 July at 14:00 GMT/16:00 CEST (at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnrLp1xDnA).

Since launch on 14 March, ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and the Schiaparelli landing demonstration module have been en route to the Red Planet.

The hangout will include updates and live Q&A with ESA experts and scientists, focusing on the crucial milestones during the spacecraft's seven-month cruise to the Red Planet.  

The hangout will be hosted by Daniel Scuka (ESA Spacecraft Operations Editor) who will be joined by:

** Michel Denis - ExoMars Flight Director, ESOC
** Silvia Sangiorgi - ExoMars Deputy Spacecraft Operations Manager, ESOC
** Michael Khan - Mission Analyst, ESOC
** Ian Thomas - NOMAD (spectrometer) Project Manager, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

Post questions using the #askESA hashtag on 26 July - we'll answer the best ones live in the hangout!

Background info on #ExoMars :
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/ExoMars
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/ExoMars_TGO_operations

Sign up on Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/c53judtkn499se8d6ecll9rjo98
Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnrLp1xDnA
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Loving your rock freckles comet #67P , seen here from a distance of 9km by #Rosetta #OSIRIS camera on 20 July.   

More info here: https://planetgate.mps.mpg.de/Image_of_the_Day/public/OSIRIS_IofD_2016-07-25.html

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
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The island of Tongatapu and the nearby smaller islands – all part of the Kingdom of Tonga archipelago in the southern Pacific Ocean – are pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 23 May - as featured in today's #EarthFromSpace programme. #Sentinel2 #Tonga #Tongatapu

Details: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2016/07/Tonga

Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2016), processed by ESA
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Fifty years ago Captain Kirk and the crew of the starship Enterprise began their journey into space – the final frontier. Now, as the newest Star Trek film hits cinemas, the NASA/ESA Hubble space telescope is also exploring new frontiers, observing distant galaxies in the galaxy cluster Abell S1063 as part of the Frontier Fields programme. #Hubble #StarTrekBeyond  

http://sci.esa.int/hubble/58092-space-the-final-frontier-heic1615/
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You are maping the galaxy for the next generation and the expansion of mankind into space. What you can now 'see' is spectacular and wondrous. 
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This year, the +NASA underwater training mission for astronauts promises to be longer and better than ever. Starting on 21 July, space agencies will test technologies and research international crew behaviour for long-duration missions using a permanent underwater base off the coast of Florida. The crew includes ESA's Matthias Maurer from the European Astronaut Centre.

The 21st NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or #NEEMO , sortie will enact a mission to #Mars to test equipment for astronauts. The six #aquanauts will spend 16 days 20 m underwater in their habitat and perform ‘waterwalks’ – by adjusting their buoyancy, the aquanauts can simulate Mars gravity.

Read more: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Astronauts/Return_to_the_underwater_Space_Station

Credit: NASA NEEMO
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#SpaceScience image of the week is of Hadley Rille on the #moon . This strangely meandering channel, carved on the Moon, is one of the most famous features on our nearest celestial neighbour. It shot to fame in July 1971 when the two astronauts of Apollo 15 drove their lunar rover to its very edge.

Hadley Rille is thought to have been carved by an ancient lava flow, dating back just over 3 billion years to soon after the Moon formed. It stretches more than 120 km, up to 1500 m wide and more than 300 m deep in some places.

Read more about this image here: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2005/07/Hadley_Rille_on_the_Moon_seen_by_SMART-1

Credit: ESA/Space-X, Space Exploration Institute
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+Hubble Space Telescope image of the week captures the remnants of a long-dead star. These rippling wisps of ionised gas, named DEM L316A, are located some 160 000 light-years away within one of the Milky Way’s closest galactic neighbours — the #LargeMagellanicCloud (LMC).

Read more here: http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/potw1630a/

Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Y. Chu
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+Hubble Space Telescope​ and all this crazy, always fascinates me more and makes me even more to know than the 160,000 light years away what you see, very interesting good job.
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Robots are an essential companion to mankind in space, and many of the modern-day masters of these robots are to be found in Montreal, home to the +Canadian Space Agency - this month's ESA Euronews Space programme recently visited to find out more. #robotics #space  

This video is also available in the following languages:
German https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2ES9dggnjs
French https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA110F9db2g
Italian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NGg1hv6RIE
spanish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzGZHJBFdH4
Portuguese https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeFFCzIZaa8
Hungarian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKjQhvKb5_M
Greek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUqP2swWllE
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Watch this week's #EarthFromSpace programme - featuring a #Sentinel2 image of #Tonga  
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Europe is more than just the EU, +Alex. Please check your facts before writing such stupidity.
Switzerland and Norway are also not a member of the EU but are in ESA.
ESA isn't the Space Agency of the European Union but is a Pan-European space organisation.
Besides, like +Zephyr López Cervilla already said, there are more english speaking countries in Europe and English is understood by most other people.
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The Ma'at region of #67P has been selected for #Rosetta 's controlled impact on 30 September. The comet chaser will make observations during the descent with touchdown scheduled for ~12:30 CEST/~10:30 GMT. #CometLanding  

Details: http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2016/07/21/final-destination-maat-region/
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Join us for a Google hangout with ExoMars mission experts for an update on the cruise to Mars, the crucial mid-course manoeuvre on 28 July and the upcoming preparations for the arrival phase. The hangout will be live on YouTube on 26 July at 14:00 GMT/16:00 CEST (at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnrLp1xDnA).

Since launch on 14 March, ESA's ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter and the Schiaparelli landing demonstration module have been en route to the Red Planet.

The hangout will include updates and live Q&A with ESA experts and scientists, focusing on the crucial milestones during the spacecraft's seven-month cruise to the Red Planet.  

The hangout will be hosted by Daniel Scuka (ESA Spacecraft Operations Editor) who will be joined by:

** Michel Denis - ExoMars Flight Director, ESOC
** Silvia Sangiorgi - ExoMars Deputy Spacecraft Operations Manager, ESOC
** Michael Khan - Mission Analyst, ESOC
** Ian Thomas - NOMAD (spectrometer) Project Manager, Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy

Post questions using the #askESA hashtag on 26 July - we'll answer the best ones live in the hangout!

Background info on #ExoMars :
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/ExoMars
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/ExoMars_TGO_operations

Sign up on Google+: https://plus.google.com/events/c53judtkn499se8d6ecll9rjo98
Watch on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnrLp1xDnA
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Watch on YouTube on Tuesday 26 July, starts 16:00 CEST/14:00 GMT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhnrLp1xDnA
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