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ESA & Russian astronauts train for ATV-3 docking

André Kuipers (middle) and Oleg Kononenko (right) during a training session in the full-size ATV simulator at the European Astronaut Centre, in Cologne, Germany, 5 July 2011. Kuipers, Dutch national and a member of the European Astronaut Corps, will fly to the International Space Station for a long-duration mission in 2011.

During their mission, André and Oleg will supervise the arrival of ATV-3, ESA's third cargo craft, named Edoardo Amaldi. Here, André and Oleg are training for ATV's arrival.

Astronauts André Kuipers & Oleg Kononenko in ATV training July 2011

Astronauts André Kuipers & Oleg Kononenko in ATV training July 2011. Credit: ESA/S. Corvaja

Astronauts André Kuipers & Oleg Kononenko in ATV training July 2011

Astronauts André Kuipers & Oleg Kononenko in ATV training July 2011Credit: ESA/S. Corvaja

André Kuipers and Oleg Kononenko during a training session in the full-size ATV simulator at the European Astronaut Centre, in Cologne, Germany, 5 July 2011. Kuipers, Dutch national and a member of the European Astronaut Corps, will fly to the International Space Station for a long-duration mission in 2011.