European Space Agency-Education Payload Operations-PARMITANO (ESA-EPO-PARMITANO) - 08.20.14
ISS Science for Everyone
Science Objectives for Everyone
The European Space Agency planned several educational activities to take place during ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano’s stay aboard the International Space Station. The theme is “Telecommunications and Robotics,” and Parmitano completes several on-orbit outreach activities and demonstrations for students and the public.
Science Results for Everyone
Sponsoring Space Agency
European Space Agency (ESA)
ISS Expedition Duration
March 2013 - September 2013
Previous ISS Missions
The European Space Agency’s International Space Station Education Programme uses human spaceflight to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts. Educational activities include a call from space, discussions with amateur radio operators and a robotics and telecommunications demonstration. ESA aims to play a role in contributing to a scientifically literate and aware society.
Increasing the public’s knowledge and awareness of space drives further interest in space programs around the world. Students who are engaged in space station outreach activities may be more likely to study technology and engineering, and contribute to the space workforce.