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N° 15–1996: ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter back from Russia

22 March 1996

After the landing in the Soyus TM-22 capsule (see ESA Press Release Nr. 13-96) which concluded the record-breaking 180 day long EUROMIR 95 mission, ESA astronaut Thomas Reiter will be welcomed on Thursday 4 April 1996 on the occasion of a press conference at ESA's Astronauts Centre (EAC) in Cologne (Germany). Following the welcome, Thomas Reiter will share with the representatives of the media his impressions on this very successful international mission on board the space station Mir.

The programme :
11h30 Welcome by Franco Rossito, Head of EAC
11h35 Address by Jörg Feustel-Büechl, ESA Director of Manned Space Flight and Microgravity
11h40 Address by Dieter Andresen, EUROMIR 95 Project Manager
11h45 Presentation of the EUROMIR 95 mission by Thomas Reiter
12h00 Question and Answer session
13h00 End of the event

Media representatives wishing to attend this event and to meet Thomas Reiter are welcome on Thursday 4 April at ESA/EAC, (DLR premises), Porz-Wahnheide, Linder Höhe, D-51147-Cologne, Germany, as of 11h00 and are invited to confirm their attendance by returning the attached reply form, preferably by fax to : ESA/EAC (Fax: + 49.2203.600.166 - Tel: + 49 2203.60.010).