On 18 October 2003, spanish ESA astronaut Pedro Duque was launched on a ten day mission to the ISS. This Exchange provides a portrait of the Spanish ESA astronaut, his past missions and his preparation for the Cervantes Mission to the ISS. There are numerous spanish language soundbites,
This Exchanges comprises 5 minute A-roll, with split audio (English commentary/International sound) and is complimented by a 8 min B- Roll with clean international sound.
10:00:40 European astronaut Pedro Duque is in the last stages of completing his training to take part in the Cervantes mission to the International Space station on 18th to the 29th of October. Since 1978 more than thirty astronauts from ESAÕs 15 Member States have made a flight into space but this will be the first space mission sponsored by the Spanish government.
10:01:03 Para Espana y para qualquier pais es importante estar en la vanguardia de la ciencia y la technologia porque es muy importante para el desarollo del pais, para las industrias, los estudiantes y todo esas cosas. English translation (V/O): For Spain, or for any country, it's important to be at the forefront of technological development because it's very important for the development fof the country, for industry, for students, for many things É :
10:01:24 As a Talented young aeronautical engineer Pedro DuqueÕs first contact with space exploration was in the 1980s when he started working at the European Space Agency'