Category Archives: Mission updates

Helicopters are standing by…

In Kazakhstan the weather is good for tonight’s landing. The helicopters that will arrive first at Luca, Karen and Fyodor’s landing site are ready to roll…

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Super Luca: the proof

This entry was written yesterday by Volare mission director Roland Luettgens: Today we had our weekly crew conference with Luca and we had quite a list of topics to talk about. The crew conference is a weekly coordination between astronauts … Continue reading

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Many changes before Luca returns

ESA mission director Roland Luettgens keeps us up to date on Luca’s Volare mission: There is an incredible period of activity around the International Space Station these days with many things happening onboard as well as on ground over the … Continue reading

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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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Awaiting the next resupply ship

Volare mission director Roland Luettgens sends an update on the next spacecraft to visit the International Space Station: The crew on the International Space Station is getting ready for receiving another visiting vehicle at the end of this week. After … 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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Columbus Control Centre ready for Progress departure

‘Vehicle traffic’ is the term we use for every spaceship that goes to or leaves the International Space Station. Currently there are four attached to the Station: ATV-4, two Soyuz (one each for each expedition) and one Progress. Every couple … Continue reading

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Columbus Control Centre busy with science

In a return to our normal schedule after last week’s EVA, we have started to deploy major elements for the Biolab facility inside Columbus. Biolab supports biological experiments on micro-organisms, cells, tissue cultures, small plants and small invertebrates. Performing life … Continue reading

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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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