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André. This is Mark Rutte.

From a packed lecture theatre at Delft University of Technology, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called ESA astronaut André Kuipers on board the International Space Station yesterday. “André, this is Mark Rutte. How are you doing?” Clearly delighted to be in contact with André in space, Rutte went on to say that the call was one of the best things he has done in his job as Prime Minister. “It is a very big honour for me to talk to you and the students,” replied André floating inside the Station’s Japanese Kibo module. “I have been here for two and a half weeks now. I am getting used to it. It is...


Video replay: Dutch Prime Minister calls the ISS

A replay of today’s inflight call between ESA astronaut André Kuipers and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte together with students from Delft University of Technology. This version from NASA TV includes English dubbing: Credit: NASA TV For Dutch only version see: ‘Rutte spreekt met Kuipers’ on De minister-president’s YouTube page:

Dutch Prime Minister Rutte to call ISS

Today Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will join students at the Delft University of Technology in a call to ESA astronaut André Kuipers on board the International Space Station. Live broadcast The call will be broadcast live on NASA TV from 15:55 CET (14:55 UT) and will last 15 minutes. Update 16:50 CET: Dutch replay is now available via TU Delft (silverlight required) Role reversal As part of the event in Delft, ESA astronaut Frank De Winne will present his 2009 mission to the ISS (not part of the NASA TV transmission). In 2009 Frank also made a call from the ISS to the Delft University of Technology. At that time André...