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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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We have a ‘Go for launch’. The final exams are behind us and the examination board considers me ready to fly. The process was not straightforward. Two days of hard work and sweating, literally. The Soyuz simulator doesn’t have air … Continue reading

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Trainen met het zevende bemanningslid: Robonaut

We hebben er een zevende bemanningslid bij. Hij eet niets, slaapt nooit en overleeft zelfs zonder ruimtepak een ruimtewandeling. Robonaut is door NASA ontwikkeld om in de toekomst saai, langdurig of gevaarlijk werk van astronauten over te nemen. Deze week … Continue reading

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