#HappyFriday from today’s all-female Columbus Control Centre crew! ♀️ The core team, spread out in different locations, is the direct link to Europe’s Columbus module on the @Space_Station, and commands and controls operations from the ground. More details in our #infographics pic.twitter.com/HWSWJThxIp
— Human Spaceflight (@esaspaceflight) August 10, 2018
#ImageOfTheWeek: International @Space_Station, #LunarEclipse and #Mars over Mount Remarkable, #Australia.
Thanks to all who joined our challenge to capture all three of our destinations – winners to be announced soon!
More about this picture: https://t.co/AJ128e8GfE pic.twitter.com/gTDHUgff7Z
— Human Spaceflight (@esaspaceflight) July 31, 2018
Baveno – 20 years of the Copernicus Programme (pdf 271 KB)
On Wednesday, we will be launching four more #Galileo navigation satellites from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. 🛰️
They will ensure Galileo is continuously available all over the world! 🌍
More on Galileo → https://t.co/B1ZmzSchMh #EUspace pic.twitter.com/BKuJGL2znh
— European Commission 🇪🇺 (@EU_Commission) July 22, 2018
And noticed that the entire world was above 400ppm except a small green patch in the middle of Africa.
Which just happens to be the same position that Marvel choose as the location for the fictional Sub-Saharan African nation of Wakanda in the MCU.
On a more serious note, the reason for this is most likely the tropical forest absorbing the CO2. The truly worrying part is the fact that we are now way past the 400ppm threshold, maybe permanently, set by scientists as the point of no return.
A workmate of mine, who actually did climate modelling as part of his PhD, made me aware to also keep an eye on Methane, which is a much more potent green house gas with devastating impact on marine life. It is mainly produced by life stock. The upside about this is that if we stop emitting it will relatively quickly leave the atmosphere.
By the way, atmospheric measurements are just a small part of the Copernicus program.