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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. Keeping in touch with Earth is important for crew morale. Astronauts can be in space for six months or more and they are keen to know what is happening with their families and communities. Astronauts on the first space stations relied on standard...

2009-05-20 14:41:32

The European Space Agency says it has selected six people to become Europe's newest astronauts. The new recruits will join the European Astronaut Corps and start their training to prepare for future missions to the International Space Station, and beyond. The new astronauts and their nationality are Samantha Cristoforetti, Italian; Alexander Gerst, German; Andreas Mogensen, Danish; Luca Parmitano, Italian; Timothy Peake, British; and Thomas Pesquet, French. They were selected following...

2009-05-11 14:45:00

The European Space Agency said it was making preparations for the introduction of its newest astronauts. The space agency began the search for new astronauts last year, inviting applications from European citizens who wished to join the European Astronaut Corps to take part in future space missions. "Following a very demanding selection process, which started out with 8,413 valid applications, ESA is ready to announce the individuals who are to become the new European astronauts. The...


Latest German astronaut team Reference Libraries

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2012-03-03 12:41:58

Columbia launched from Kennedy Space Center on November 28, 1983 at 11:00 AM (EST) and landed at Edwards Air Force Base on December 8, 1983 at 3:47 AM (PST). The shuttle orbited 167 times at an inclination of 57 degrees and travelled 4.3 million miles. The mission lasted 10 days, 7 hours, 47 minutes, and 24 seconds. This mission was the first time 6 people were carried into space on one shuttle, and it carried the first Spacelab mission and the first European crew member, Ulf Merbold of...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Astronaut -- An astronaut is a person who travels into space, or who makes a career of doing so. The early astronauts had all previously been test pilots, but later astronauts have included scientists and physicians, journalists, and politicians. As far as is possible, all conditions to be encountered in space are simulated in ground training. Astronauts are trained to function effectively in cramped quarters while wearing restrictive spacesuits; they are accelerated in giant...

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