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Interview with Luca just after landing

Interview with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, on Monday 11 November, shortly after landing in the Kazakhstan steppe. Luca, together with Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, landed at 02:49 GMT (03:49 CET), in the same Soyuz TMA-09M … Continue reading

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Soyuz undocking, reentry and landing explained

How does an astronaut return to Earth from the International Space Station? What does it feel like to re-enter the atmosphere? How does the Soyuz capsule function? Watch and find out. This video is based on an actual lesson delivered … Continue reading

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Alan Parsons’ “Eye in the Sky” message to Luca

The Alan Parsons Project message to Luca Parmitano, and dedication of the song Eye in the Sky, in Rome…

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Surprise guest on the International Space Station

Luca had a flying visit from Paxi, the ESA kids mascot.

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Second spacewalk ends early

NASA reports: Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and ESA’s Luca Parmitano ended their spacewalk at 13:29 GMT, 15:39 CEST, only 1 hour, 32 minutes into the planned 6 1/2 hour venture outside the International Space Station. Flight … Continue reading

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(Italiano) Che fantastica, incredibile esperienza

Sorry, this entry is only available in Italian.

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Children from planet Earth to Luca

Listen to the messages some Mission-X participants sent to Luca last week during the international closing event. Can you help the astronaut to understand their words by translating them into English or Italian?

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Luca Parmitano’s first spacewalk

Astronauts Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy switched their spacesuits to battery power and began their spacewalk outside the International Space Station on 9 July, 2013. The sortie was planned for six and half hours, but the astronauts proceeded faster than … Continue reading

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First spacewalk

On 9 July ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano exited the International Space Station for his first spacewalk. Together with NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy he performed maintenance tasks on the outside of the ISS and retrieved experiment hardware. The spacewalk lasted 6 … Continue reading

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Grab Bag” of Tasks Performed During ISS Spacewalk

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Chris Cassidy of NASA and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency conducted a spacewalk July 9 to replace a failed communications receiver, relocate grapple bars for future spacewalks and string … Continue reading

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