The story behind Paolo’s Space Station photos09 June 2011
The story behind Paolo’s Space Station photos09 June 2011 When the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli had a special job to do: capture unique images of the orbital outpost with the Shuttle and Europe’s ATV ferry attached. Paolo tells us about th...
Paolo’s wild ride down27 May 2011
Paolo’s wild ride down27 May 2011 For the first time since his landing on Tuesday, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli was again in the public eye yesterday at a press conference. A smiling Paolo talked about his ride back to Earth and how he was feeling gravity again after his long stay in s...
Closing the hatch25 May 2011
Closing the hatch25 May 2011 Ever wondered how you squeeze three astronauts into a Soyuz? These photos by Ron Garan tell the story!
Welcome home, Paolo!24 May 2011
Welcome home, Paolo!24 May 2011 ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli landed back on Earth this morning to conclude his 159-day mission to the International Space Station. Paolo had been serving as the flight engineer for Expeditions 26 and 27 since December.
Paolo in 3D23 May 2011
Paolo in 3D23 May 2011 Paolo has been photographing Earth and life aboard the Space Station during his MagISStra mission. These photos – some in 3D – show fascinating details inside the Station modules: they give us a feeling of the astronauts’ surroundings.
Italian President speaks with Nespoli and Vittori - watch the replay23 May 2011 Italian President Giorgio Napolitano spoke to the two Italian astronauts, Paolo Nespoli and Roberto Vittori, aboard the Space Station, just before Paolo's departure. The President was welcomed by Expedition 27 Commander Dmitri Kondratyev and Shuttle C...