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Name Andreas’ mission

5 March 2014
Next year, ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will be visiting the International Space Station. He is presently training hard, as he will be co-pilot on the Soyuz spacecraft that will fly 400 km above Earth and bring him to the ISS. However, his mission does not have a name … yet.

Andreas is asking you to be creative and submit a name for his 10-day mission in space. While on the ISS he will focus on testing and demonstrating new technologies, such as ESA’s Skinsuit that aims to reduce backpain.

Andreas is an engineer. Before becoming an astronaut in 2009, he worked on ESA projects such as Swarm and lunar missions!

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen
ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen about to head underwater for spacewalk training
His training has seen him travel all over the world as well as underneath it. He spent a week in Sardinia’s caves in Italy as part of ESA’s underground training course, and spent almost a week underwater off the coast of Florida in NASA’s Seatest programme.

Here’s some useful information to help guide you to the winning name… Andreas enjoys extreme sports and extreme science. He practises rugby, basketball, mountaineering and skydiving, while at home he keeps his knowledge of astrophysics, exobiology and evolution up to date.

This competition has a few rules, but as long your proposal is short and not copyrighted, it should be eligible. The competition is only open to residents of ESA member states. Click on the link on the right to read the full competition details. Good luck!

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