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From launch to landing

The Volare mission in less than ten minutes: [youtube WjhdN2bswic]

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Entering ATV-4

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano filmed the first time he entered the Europe’s supply and support ferry ATV Albert Einstein. ATV Albert Einstein has brought 7 tonnes of supplies, propellants and experiments to the complex. The hatch separating them was opened … Continue reading

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Crew conference with Luca

Luca had his first weekly crew conference yesterday with ESA mission directors. Mission director Roland Luettgens recounts: ATV-4 is on its way to the International Space Station and everything is nominal, space-speak for ‘going as planned’. Today we had our … Continue reading

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Final steps before launch

A recap from the Expedition 36/37 last few weeks leading up to later today: launch!

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Luca’s Russian spacesuits

Luca is trained to use two types of Russian spacesuits. The Sokol suit is worn during launch and reentry, while the Orlan is used for spacewalks.

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Soyuz training

In the run-up to his Volare mission, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano explains how important training is for the Soyuz spacecraft that will bring him to the International Space Station in May.

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