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ESA Names Mission For Astronaut Tim Peake: Principia
2014-07-22 03:59:19

ESA When ESA astronaut Tim Peake sets off for his six-month space journey next year, he will be flying under the mission name of Principia. More than 4000 people replied to the call for a mission name earlier this year and Principia was suggested 20 times. The name refers to Isaac Newton’s world-changing three-part text on physics, Naturalis Principia Mathematica, describing the principal laws of motion and gravity. Famously pondering why apples fall from trees, Newton wrote down...

Timothy Peake
2014-03-14 10:57:31

ESA ESA astronaut Timothy Peake will be heading to the International Space Station next year and he needs your help to name his six-month mission. Send us your suggestion and help to make history. The winner will receive a mission patch signed by Tim himself. Tim was a helicopter test pilot and instructor before joining ESA’s astronaut corps in 2009. He was assigned his mission last May and has been training non-stop to be part of Expedition 46/47 to the orbital outpost. He is...

ESA Astronaut Timothy Peake Set To Join Crew On International Space Station In 2015
2013-05-20 10:49:12

ESA ESA´s Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain, announced today that the ISS Multilateral Crew Operations Panel has decided on Friday, 17 May to accept his proposal to fly astronaut Timothy Peake to the International Space Station in 2015. “When we recruited the six new ESA astronauts in May 2009, I made a promise to secure flight opportunities for all of them. Thanks to the decisions of the Member States at the Ministerial Council last November, we will be able to fulfil...

2012-06-20 08:39:10

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will speak with astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger, commander of the 16th NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations (NEEMO) mission, and her fellow crewmate Timothy Peake of the European Space Agency at 4:10 p.m. EDT Wednesday, June 20 as they perform their final "spacewalk" of the mission, 63 feet below the ocean's surface. The administrator's call to the crew will air live on NASA Television. The NEEMO 16 crew has been simulating asteroid...

Space Lab Student Competition On YouTube Attracts 5500 Teams
2011-11-28 05:29:08

ESA astronauts will join Google and YouTube managers on 30 November to present highlights of the 'Space Lab' competition. Space Lab is challenging students around the world to design a science experiment for the International Space Station. Launched just seven weeks ago, Space Lab has already attracted 5500 experiment proposals by registered team and individual competitors — and the dedicated YouTube site has recorded 14 million views. Space Lab, supported by ESA, was initiated by...

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2010-11-22 11:40:00

The European Space Agency (ESA) has graduated six new astronauts from its basic training program. The six individuals received their graduation certificates at a special ceremony recently in Cologne, Germany. They are the first group of candidates ESA has put through its new training program. Previous astronauts have relied on the U.S. or Russia in order to get their education. Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Thomas Pesquet, Andreas Mogensen, Luca Parmitano and Timothy Peake will...

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2010-07-09 10:25:00

At the end of June, ESA's six astronaut candidates were thrown out of a helicopter, left to drift at sea and abandoned under the hot Mediterranean sun "“ but luckily they were well-trained and under supervision. Astronauts have to be prepared for almost everything in space, but also anything on the ground. This could be, for example, an emergency landing in a faraway place: spacecraft leaving the International Space Station may be forced to come down in the sea, desert, tropical...

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...

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2009-09-03 11:55:07

ESA's new astronaut recruits reported this week to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. The six have started the first days of their 18-month basic training in preparation for future missions to the International Space Station and beyond. The new astronauts are: * Samantha Cristoforetti, from Milan, Italy. * Alexander Gerst, from Knzelsau, Germany. * Andreas Mogensen, from Copenhagen, Denmark. * Luca Parmitano, from Paternò, Italy. * Timothy Peake, from...

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...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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