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The first spacewalk for an ESA astronaut took place during Euromir 95
- Title The first spacewalk for an ESA astronaut took place during Euromir 95
- Released 18/04/2002 10:45 am
- Copyright ESA
During the Euromir 95 mission, Thomas Reiter performed the first spacewalk by an ESA astronaut.
Thomas Reiter spent 180 days in space during the Euromir 95 mission, with his Russian crewmates Yuri Gidzenko and Sergei Avdeev. The highlights of this mission also included a docking by the Space Shuttle Atlantis and extensive science research.
The Euromir missions have been an important step for international cooperation in preparation of ESA's participation in the International Space Station programme.
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