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2009-08-31 13:40:08

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have begun a week's work of joint operations that will include three spacewalks, NASA said. Space shuttle Discovery docked with the space station at 8:54 p.m. EDT Saturday, delivering more than seven tons of cargo and a new crew member for the station and its Expedition 20 crew. The space agency said the astronauts will, among other things, transfer 15,000 pounds of supplies to sustain the six-person crew on the station. NASA said the...

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2009-08-27 07:05:00

As the Expedition 20 crew members continued preparations for a visit by space shuttle Discovery, they tackled a variety of science and maintenance duties aboard the International Space Station Wednesday. The launch target for STS-128 is Friday at 12:22 a.m. EDT. A problem with a fill-and-drain valve inside Discovery's aft compartment scrubbed the Wednesday morning launch attempt. Discovery is carrying more than seven tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional...

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2009-08-17 10:05:00

The launch date for the STS-128 mission to the International Space Station with Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled for no earlier than Monday 24 August. The crew of seven includes ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang of Sweden, on his second spaceflight, a mission dubbed "ËœAliss©'. For a launch on 24 August, liftoff is scheduled for 07:58 CEST from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Docking with the International Space Station (ISS) will occur on...

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2009-08-05 08:15:55

As a result of the latest International Space Station Multi-Lateral Crew Operations Panel (MCOP) recently held in Houston, ESA has today announced that the European crewmember of Expedition 30/31 to fly to the International Space Station in 2011 will be Andr© Kuipers from the Netherlands. Therefore, as already stated by ESA's Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain on several occasions, an astronaut of German nationality will be assigned to the following opportunity for an ESA astronaut to...

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2009-07-25 07:05:00

The combined crew of space shuttle Endeavour and the International Space Station will enjoy a day off to rest up after a challenging first half of the STS-127 assembly mission. The song "In Your Eyes," by Peter Gabriel, was played as a wake-up call for the crew at 4:46 a.m. CDT. It was selected for Tom Marshburn, who completed his second spacewalk on Friday with Chris Cassidy. The spacewalkers completed the final four battery swaps for the Port 6 Truss structure, and those batteries are now...

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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. In a live link-up with the ISS, scheduled for September 21, ESA astronaut Frank De Winne will perform a simple experiment in space to demonstrate the effects of freefall. The event is enabled by ESA's Directorate of Human Spaceflight and its Erasmus Centre and will be co-hosted by four European science museums. The 'Take your classroom into space' activity is one...

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2009-06-03 15:54:46

Belgian astronaut Frank De Winne called in from space on Wednesday, urging Europeans to head to the polls for this week's EU elections. "Hi, I'm Frank De Winne: a European citizen and an astronaut from the European Space Agency and I'm in space right now. Europe looks united and great from up here!" he said in a message relayed by the European institutions. De Winne said he was voting by proxy since he will still be in space during the election. "I have arranged to vote by proxy, so I won't...

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2009-06-02 08:55:08

Since the arrival of three new astronauts to the International Space Station on May 29, the orbiting outpost has become home to six crewmembers for the first time in its history. A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying Russian astronaut Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne, of Belgium, and Canadian Robert Thirsk on Friday docked with the ISS where they were met by the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. The current...

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2009-05-29 09:40:00

A Russian Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts successfully docked with the International Space Station on Friday. Russian astronaut Roman Romanenko, Frank De Winne of Belgium, and Canadian Robert Thirsk will meet with the current ISS crew of Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, NASA astronaut Michael Barratt and Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata. "The space capsule docked with the ISS at 4:34 pm Moscow time (1234 GMT)," said Russian mission control spokesman Valery Lyndin. "The docking was...

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2009-05-27 09:37:06

A Soyuz spacecraft lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Wednesday, en route to an historic linkup with the International Space Station. The Soyuz spacecraft's docking will mark the first time the space station will have a six-member crew, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the European Space Agency said. Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk and ESA astronaut Frank De Winne will join the three ISS crewmembers...


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Frank De Winne is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He was born Frank Viscount De Winne on April 25, 1961 in Ledeberg, Belgium. He is married to Lena Clarke and has three children from a previous marriage. He enjoys football, concerts, and gastronomy. In 1979, he graduated from the Royal School of Cadets, and in 1984, he graduated from the Royal Military Academy with a Master of Science degree in Engineering. In 1991, after graduating from the Belgian Air Component at...

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