Join us on Thursday 12th October for Uplink 29: the 20th anniversary of continuous presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS) with ESA Science Co-ordinator for Scientific Research, Angelique Van Ombergen and ESA astronaut, Frank De Winne. We’ll be live from 8pm (GMT) / 9pm (CET) here (don’t forget to subscribe).


Belgian scientist Angelique Van Ombergen studies how human bodies handle spaceflight and even how they might live on other planets within the ESA human research program. She researches how astronauts’ brains alter during spaceflight and has even acted as a guinea pig herself by living in a Mars-like habitat on Earth.


Frank De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He was Belgium’s second person in space (after Dirk Frimout). He was the first ESA astronaut to command a space mission when he served as commander of ISS Expedition 21 in 2009. Frank currently works as Head of the European Astronaut Centre of the ESA in Cologne, Germany.


With its first component launched in 1998 as a joint project between five space agencies: NASA, Roscosmos, JAXA, ESA, and CSA, the International Space Station celebrated 20 years of continuous human habitation on November 2nd, 2020.


Join us on Thursday at 8pm (GMT) / 9pm (CET) to watch and join in at our Youtube channel. You can also catch past episodes of Uplink and subscribe for news about forthcoming editions.