Contrôle de la mission MagISStra
10 janvier 2011
Columbus Control Centre, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. Under the call sign 'Munich', the Columbus Control Centre will, from 2007, be responsible for systems on board the orbiting Columbus laboratory and for European science activities on board the ISS. The centre is already building operational expertise during ESA's Astrolab Mission.
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, Soyuz commander Dmitri Kondratyev and NASA astronaut Catherine Coleman with ISS Expedition 26 crew Alexander Kaleri, Scott Kelly and Oleg Skripochka during the short live event after opening the hatches between the International Space Station and thee Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft. The three new crewmembers arrived at Space Station on 17 December at 21:12 CET and entered the Station at 00:05 CET.
They were launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 15 December at 20:09 CET. Paolo’s MagISStra mission is Europe’s third long-duration mission on the ISS. Between December 2010 and June 2011 he will be part of the ISS crew as a flight engineer.
Credits: ESA / NASA TV