Away Teams & Field Reports

ESA Away Team Training: Land of Fire – Lanzarote, Canary Islands

By Keith Cowing
Status Report
ESA
June 25, 2024
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ESA Away Team Training: Land of Fire – Lanzarote, Canary Islands
landscape of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands

A crew of astronauts explored the barren and dry landscape of Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in 2017 to simulate a planetary mission. The trip started with a visit to Timanfaya National Park.

Lanzarote is one of the best areas on Earth to understand the geological interactions between volcanic activity and water – two key factors for the search of life.

ESA’s Pangaea training course is preparing astronauts to become effective collaborators with scientists for future geological studies on planetary bodies.

Taken on November 14, 2017 Copyright: ESA-Robbie Shone larger image

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