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2009-09-03 08:58:49

The European Space Agency says its six new astronaut recruits started their 18-month basic training in preparation for future space missions. The new astronauts at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne, Germany, are Samantha Cristoforetti of Milan, Italy; Alexander Gerst, from Kunzelsau, Germany; Andreas Mogensen, from Copenhagen, Denmark; Luca Parmitano, from Paterno, Italy; Timothy Peake of Chichester, England; and Thomas Pesquet of Rouen, France. The taking-up duty of the new class of...

2008-09-17 15:15:00

PLANS for today's live televised link-up between Glasgow and the International Space Station have been cancelled because of Hurricane Ike. NASA Mission Control in Houston had to evacuate last Thursday as Ike bore down on the Gulf Coast of the US.

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2008-05-19 10:00:00

ESA has today opened applications for talented individuals wishing to become an astronaut in the European Astronaut Corps. There has not been a selection campaign since 1992, so this is a rare opportunity to be at the forefront of ESA’s human spaceflight programs including future missions to the ISS, the Moon and beyond.

2008-04-16 14:49:50

Europe has put out the call for new astronauts, signaling expectations for future manned missions to the International Space Station, the moon and more distant destinations. The European Space Agency's (ESA) selection process begins on May 19, with candidates welcome from the agency's 17 member nations. "We want to find high-caliber men and women in Europe to prepare to meet the challenges of ISS exploitation and human exploration of our solar system in the 21st century,"...

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2005-02-11 15:18:01

The European Union's constitution will take off into orbit this spring for a visit to the International Space Station (ISS), the European Commission said.


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