On the 21 October 2001, ESA astronaut Claudie Haigner? became the first European woman to visit the International Space Station. Europe is an active partner in the ISS, with one or two ESA astronauts onboard per year already in the current assembly pahse. Scientific experiments have started on the ISS, and for the 10-day mission of Claude Haigner?, 85 kgs of experiments are being carried to the station.
This programme, an ESA/CNES production, provides an overview of the French Andromede mission of ESA astronaut Claude Haigner? to the ISS. It comprises of an A-roll with split audio and English commentary and is complemented by a longer B-roll with clean international sound.
1> On 21 October 2001, ESA astronaut Claudie Haigner? is scheduled to lift off for the first visit of a European woman to the International Space Station ISS. Her flight, with a Russian Soyuz vessel, is a French mission called Androm?de and will be carried out in co-operation with Russia as well as with scientists of several European countries.
2> Claudie Haigner? is one of 16 ESA astronauts and her visit onboard the International Space Station is already her second space flight. Her first mission, Cassiop?e, led her to Mir, the former Russian space station, back in 1996.
3 > Claudie Haigner? will lift off from the Baikonour cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at about 09:00 hours Greenwich Mean Time on 21October 2001. In the Soyuz capsule, she will occupy the role of flight engineer. This vessel will dock with the International Space Station approximately 48 hours later.
4 > The so-called ""taxi"" flight will last approximately ten days. Such flights are carried out every six months when two crew member