André: “Every time you look at the planet it is awesome”
In this video Space Station astronauts André Kuipers, Don Pettit and Joe Acaba talk to US media in a final media interview before the end of the PromISSe mission to the ISS. André and Don are scheduled to land in their Soyuz spacecraft together with Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko on 1 July after 6 1/2 months in orbit. Acaba remains on board the ISS until mid-September.
“Life is good on the space station” – ISS crew answers questions for US students
Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don Pettit and Joe Acaba of NASA and André Kuipers of the European Space Agency discussed life and research on board the International Space Station during an educational in-flight event with US students attending an education event in Philadelphia on 26 June.
The session included some great questions such as 'How do you do your laundry?', 'Can you have pets on the space station?', 'Can you take a shower in space?', leading to some interesting and often entertaining answers from the ISS residents.
ISS crew discusses life and work in space
Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Joe Acaba and Don Pettit of NASA and ESA's André Kuipers discuss scientific research on the International Space Station and other facets of life and work in space during in-flight interviews 19 June with Fox Business News and the American Geophysical Union.
André counting down to return – interview with Euronews
ESA astronaut André Kuipers recently discussed the highlights of his six-month PromISSe mission on the International Space Station during an in-flight interview with Euronews. André, who launched to the station in December, will return to Earth 1 July in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a landing in Kazakhstan along with crewmates Don Pettit and Oleg Kononenko.
ISS crew answer questions from Californian students
From on board the International Space Station, Expedition 31 Flight Engineers Don Pettit, Joe Acaba and André Kuipers answered questions about life and work on the orbital laboratory from students in California, US, during an in-flight educational event on 6 June.
Photos: AndreTweetup at ESTEC, 29 May
Eighty tweeps came to ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands yesterday to talk to ESA astronaut André Kuipers in a live video call to the International Space Station. Here are a selection of photographs from the event.
Video replay: AndreTweetup inflight call with the ISS
ESA astronaut André Kuipers fields questions during a social media inflight call event with participants at ESA's space research and technology centre, ESTEC, in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.
Twitter followers talk to @astro_andre during #AndreTweetup
#AndreTweetup group photo
Eighty of ESA astronaut André Kuiper's Twitter followers came to ESA’s technical centre in the Netherlands yesterday to talk to him in a live video call to the International Space Station.
People were invited to send a question they would like to ask André. The lucky group was chosen from more than 500 applicants to attend the SpaceTweetup in ESTEC, the Netherlands. 10 of them then had the chance to ask their question directly to André, during the live call.
Before the call, hosted in ESTEC's Erasmus Centre, the Twitter followers were treated to an interactive 3D tour of the Space Station, saw a zero-gravity drop tower in action and visited ESTEC’s test centre. For the 80 attendees, from Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, USA and many from André’s home country, the Netherlands, met friends and made new ones. For some, it was an opportunity to see in person people they only knew via social media.
YouTube Spacelab regional finalists speak with ISS crew
The European regional finalists in the YouTube Spacelab competition were invited to the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. As part of their visit they spoke to Expedition 31 crewmembers ESA astronaut André Kuipers and NASA's Don Pettit about science on the International Space Station.
Watch the replay of the inflight call:
Watch live: European SpaceLab finalists speak with André Kuipers
The European finalists from the Google YouTube SpaceLab competition are today joining astronauts, scientists, educators and students for a special presentation of their Space Station science experiments and a live call with ESA astronaut André Kuipers in space. The event takes place at the European Astronaut Centre, Cologne, and our webcast will run ~13:55-16:40 CEST.