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Our ‘hallway’ to the ISS and a rocket in pieces

It is freezing cold and a clear day here at the launch base in Baikonur. Hopefully it will stay this way until launch day. The first Sojuz launch that I saw myself was the launch of Frank de Winne in … Continue reading

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Primerka: a full fitness check of our spaceship

The day after arrival in Baikonur was a special day. We went to the launch basis. We took two separate buses of course, as the prime crew and backup crew are always separated. In a large building we saw our … Continue reading

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In quarantaine op de lanceerbasis Baikonoer

Dit is de achtste en waarschijnlijk een na laatste keer dat ik in Baikonoer ben, midden in de steppe van Kazachstan. Als je aan komt vliegen zie je heel lang niets, hooguit een paar kamelen. En dan ineens het stadje. … Continue reading

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