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About Daniel

Daniel Scuka is Senior Editor for Spacecraft Operations at ESOC, ESA's European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany.

Luca Parmitano talks to finalists of the Volare Space Robotics Challenge

From 400 km above the surface of Earth, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano talked with high-school students during the finals of the Volare Space Robotics Challenge. Seven teams entered remote-controlled robots that battled on a mock-up of the International Space Station. … Continue reading

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Head Squeeze: G+ hangout with Astro Paolo

Today’s hangout with ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli and the Head squeeze team is now live! the replay will be viewable shortly after we finish around 14:40.

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And raising Soyuz into position earlier this morning

Happy my launch guests could see this! MT “@undtimokeefe: Soyuz rocket being raised into launch position twitter.com/UNDTimOKeefe/s…” — Karen L. Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) May 26, 2013

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Luca’s Soyuz rolling out to the launch pad

That’s it, that’s @astro_luca ‘ s Rocket being brought to the historic launch pad #CloseToLaunch #volare twitter.com/GrandsireESA/s… — Jules Grandsire (@GrandsireESA) May 26, 2013

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Head Squeeze live: How do you get to the ISS?

Luca’s fast way to space Luca Parmitano and Expedition 36 crewmates will take the fast way to space with Soyuz on 28 May – the Head Squeeze programme explains how. Join the Google hangout on Tuesday at 15:00 CEST with … Continue reading

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We have GO/NOGO confirmation

(This sent in yesterday by ESA Mission Director Roland Luettgens at Columbus Control Centre – Col-CC – Munich – Ed.) Today we had the official GO/NOGO poll with all International Partners for the launch and docking of Soyuz 35S on … Continue reading

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