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André Kuipers: Space Is Much More Fun Than Earth
2012-05-31 03:01:09

Eighty tweeps came to ESA’s technical center in the Netherlands on May 29 to talk to ESA astronaut André Kuipers in a live video call to the International Space Station.

Earth, This Is Space Station, Do You Hear Me?
2012-04-10 04:00:49

Are you following Andre Kuipers' mission through his blog, Twitter or Flickr? Astronauts are sharing the privilege of being in space with the people back at home via social media. Communication with space stations has not always been so easy.

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2011-03-15 08:56:39

ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli is now half way into his six-month mission on the International Space Station. Monday’s handover of command heralds the departure of three crewmembers and the arrival of a new trio in the coming weeks.

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2010-12-14 15:06:13

The next spaceflight by a European astronaut is about to begin: ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and his crewmates will be launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome on 15 December at 20:09 CET to the International Space Station.

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2009-09-21 06:55:00

A Europe-wide education event today links ESA astronaut Frank De Winne on the International Space Station with hundreds of schoolchildren in several European cities.

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2009-08-03 08:30:00

ESA has chosen ‘Alissé’ as the name of ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang’s mission to the International Space Station.

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2009-06-22 10:20:00

A Europe-wide education event will link the International Space Station with hundreds of schoolchildren in several European cities.

2009-06-10 08:25:00

Following the enthusiastic response to earlier competitions to name European astronaut missions, ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight is once again giving European citizens the opportunity to be part of a space mission by suggesting a name for ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang's mission to the International Space Station.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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