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During his six-month PromISSe mission on the International Space Station, André conducted over 50 scientific experiments in the world’s only permanent microgravity laboratory. A medical doctor by training, André conducted biophysics experiments that could offer insights into fighting osteoporosis, migraines … Continue reading
In his first blog entry since returning to Earth, ESA astronaut André Kuipers looks back at the intense experience of the landing and explains how the PromISSe mission hasn’t quite finished for him yet. He writes: “My return to Earth … Continue reading
ESA astronaut André Kuipers is spending the next couple of weeks at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, where his PromISSe mission continues with post-flight tests, revalidation and debriefings. After arriving in Houston early on 2 July he said: … Continue reading
ESA astronaut André Kuipers, together with his Russian Commander Oleg Kononenko and NASA astronaut Donald Pettit, landed safely on the steppes of Kazakhstan on 1 July 2012, at 10:14 CEST (08:14 UT), in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft. During his six-month … Continue reading
Expedition 31 Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers were greeted in a traditional ceremony at the airport in Karaganda, Kazakhstan on 1 July 2012, hours after landing in their Soyuz … Continue reading
Replay of today’s landing of the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:14 CEST (08:14 UT) returning Expedition 30/31 crewmembers Oleg Kononenko, André Kuipers and Don Pettit to Earth after 193 days in space.
The Soyuz TMA-03M landed in the Kazakhstan steppe at 10:14 CEST (08:14 UT) bring an end to the PromISSe mission. ESA astronaut André Kuipers spent 193 days in space.
The Soyuz TMA-03M undocked from the International Space Station at 06:47 CEST (04:47 UT) this morning, starting the return journey to Earth for ESA astronaut André Kuipers, NASA’s Don Pettit and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko. They are set to land … Continue reading
Expedition 31 crewmembers André Kuipers, Don Pettit and Oleg Kononenko have said their farewells to the rest of the International Space Station crew and entered their Soyuz spacecraft ahead of their return to Earth. The hatches between the ISS and … Continue reading
The Soyuz TMA-03M landing site is located 217 km to the southeast of the Kazakh city of Dzhezkazgan.