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Columbus Control Centre keeping an eye on Luca

Columbus Control Centre keeps an eye on the Columbus space laboratory and ESA astronauts in space at all times. An impressive array of computer screens and information are constantly monitored. On the wall are the mission patches...

The second EVA: a view from the Control Centre

Spacewalk USOS EVA#23 was halted just over one hour after it started, when Luca reported liquid building up in his space suit. This led to the decision to abort the spacewalk. First things first: Luca is doing well and he is back to regular activities on the International Space Station. We talked to him yesterday morning in our weekly crew conference and of course, what happened on Tuesday was the main topic of conversation. “Guys, I am doing fine and thanks for all the support. I am really ok and ready to move on…”, Luca affirmed at the end of our talk. The prime task and responsibility of a control centre and...