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ESTEC's Open Day

05/10/2015 5416 views
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Some 8865 members of the public made the trip to ESA's technical heart in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, on Sunday 4 October, making this year's ESTEC Open Day the most popular yet. Five European astronauts attended the event – Claudie Haigneré, Michel Tognini, André Kuipers, Jean-Jacques Favier and Claude Nicollier - to speak and sign autographs. Visitors also had the chance to meet space mission teams and technical experts, view exhibits on future space projects and inspect actual space hardware, including the actual BepiColombo spacecraft due to begin its voyage to Mercury in 2017.

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    ESTEC Open Day visitors

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    ESTEC Open Day visitors
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    Claude Nicollier at ESTEC Open Day

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    Claude Nicollier at ESTEC Open Day
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    Astronauts at Open Day

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    Astronauts at Open Day
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    Open Day visitors in Erasmus

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    Open Day visitors in Erasmus
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    Mars Yard explained

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    Mars Yard explained
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    Signing autographs

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    Signing autographs
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    Visitors inspect model of Comet 67P

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    Visitors inspect model of Comet 67P
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    Pose like an astronaut

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    Pose like an astronaut
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    Mercury mission on view

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    Mercury mission on view
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    Snapping IXV spaceplane model

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    Snapping IXV spaceplane model
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    NL Space tent

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    NL Space tent
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    André Kuipers in NL Space tent

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    André Kuipers in NL Space tent
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    Checking COS-B model

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    Checking COS-B model
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    Enjoying a 3D tour of ISS

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    Enjoying a 3D tour of ISS
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    Open Day visitors at Space Expo

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    Open Day visitors at Space Expo
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    LISA Pathfinder exhibit

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    LISA Pathfinder exhibit
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    Playing at being a satellite

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    Playing at being a satellite