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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:15 AM


Welcome to Star City

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen introduces us to Star City, near Moscow, where he is currently training for his mission to the International Space Station in 2015.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 05:17 AM


Orbital Mechanics

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen takes us to his Orbital Mechanics class at Star City, near Moscow, where he is currently training for his mission to the International Space Station in 2015.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:15 PM


Soyuz simulator

Learning to fly the Soyuz with ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet in the Soyuz simulator at Star City, near Moscow. Latest installant from Andreas' video diary during his training for a mission to the International Space Station in 2015.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:52 AM


Winter survival

In this latest video diary, ESA astronauts Andreas Mogensen and Thomas Pesquet look back on Andreas' winter survival training. In freezing January temperatures, Andreas spent three days, and two nights, learning survival techniques in the wilderness near Star City.

Includes image and video material from Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 04:09 PM


Robotics training (part 1)

In his latest video diary, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen reports from a snowy Canada where he is following robotic training together with Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 10:37 PM

Im looking forward to see the first Dane in Space :tu:

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#7    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:24 PM

View PostNoteverythingisaconspiracy, on 17 March 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

Im looking forward to see the first Dane in Space :tu:
I'm guessing that has something to do with you being located in a "A very small country north of Germany".

Andreas Mogensen's flight will only last 10 days and I suspect that, outside Denmark, it will be greatly over-shadowed by a fellow member of the crew, Sarah Brightman. However I suspect that, as long as her performs well, he will be selected for a long duration station mission in the not too distant future.

I have to say I enjoy his video diaries. He (and the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet) bring humour and personality to their reports.

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 11:41 PM

You are guessing correctly !

I think you are right about the rest of the world, but here in this very small country north of Germany, he will definately be the star of the mission !

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Posted 18 March 2014 - 01:07 AM

View PostNoteverythingisaconspiracy, on 17 March 2014 - 11:41 PM, said:

but here in this very small country north of Germany, he will definately be the star of the mission !
And so he should be.

To me every single astronaut is a hero regardless of nationality, race or gender. They are the best of us, showing us what humans are capable of if we put our mind to it.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 05:27 PM


Robotic arm training (Part 2)

Part 2 of ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen's training diary about his robotic arm training in Canada. Andreas is back for the second week of training together with Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques to learn about capturing free-flying objects with the robotic arm.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:11 PM


ESA astronauts training in Japan

ESA astronauts have to train with all International Space Station partners: everybody has seen them training in Star city in Russia or in Houston, in the US but they also have to go to Japan during the preparation of their mission.

ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst and Samantha Cristoforetti  were recently in Tsukuba, at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Centre.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 12:06 AM


Training in Japan

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen is once again joined by his colleague Thomas Pesquet as they embark on the next part of the training for the International Space Station - this time they are at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's (JAXA) Headquarters in Tsukuba for training on the Japanese Kibo laboratory.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:54 PM


Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA astronaut training in Houston

Samantha Cristoforetti from Italy joined ESA's Astronaut Corps in 2009. An experienced fighter pilot and Captain in the Italian Air Force, she's been proposed by the Italian Space Agency ASI to fly to the International Space Station later this year. After extensive international training she'll be launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, becoming the eighth ESA astronaut to participate in a long-duration mission onboard the ISS.

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Posted 01 September 2014 - 03:16 PM


Training at JSC

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen updates us on his latest training in preparation for his mission to the International Space Station in 2015. Andreas has spent the past month at NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, training amongst other things on robotics and photography.

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"Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the street to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space." - The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams 1952 - 2001

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