ATV mission control team members not on shift, CNES colleagues from across the centre here in Toulouse, ESA managers, ESA ATV team members from ESTEC, friends, family – even some ex-colleagues who used to work on ATV-1! There’s a growing crowd here getting ready to watch the departure of Edoardo Amaldi from Station. And the presence of so many interested folks goes to show: flying the ATV spacecraft over many years builds intense personal and professional networks – a family!