July 14, 2009
Andre Kuipers training
ESA astronaut AndrÃ© Kuipers will join a Soyuz flight, to be launched by the Russian space organisation, in the role of First Engineer. The launch is planned for 19 April 2004, from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Together with Russian cosmonaut Gennadi Padalka and NASA astronaut Mike Fincke, he will make the two-day journey to the Space Station.