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A brief update from ESA mission directors, on Luca’s first days in space: As the only space rookie on the International Space Station, he is adapting to weightless life. All new astronauts need time to interpret spatial cues in new … Continue reading
With Luca smiling in orbit in the Soyuz spacecraft ESA control centre are happy too.
What does a Soyuz launch sound like? The MP3 recording below was recorded from Baikonur as Luca, Karen and Fyodor rocketed into space. Thanks, Nadjedja!
Welcome aboard, mission Volare begins!
Not content with setting a record for fastest Soyuz flight, Luca Parmitano will set the record for shortest time on arrival before working on an ESA experiment. Once the hatch opens the crew will have a half hour video conference … Continue reading
Contact confirmed, Soyuz 35 has docked with the International Space Station in only 5 hours and 39 minutes after launch.
See the black dot on the right over Earth’s white clouds? That is Soyuz 35s with Karen, Fyodor and Luca approaching the International Space Station at 5 m/s.
This picture is from Soyuz 35s external camera at around 30 km from the International Space Station. The solar panels can be seen in the top left corner. Less than an hour to docking.
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin were launched to the International Space Station at 20:31 GMT and entered orbit less than twenty minutes later.