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Paolo Nespoli in Sokol suit pressure test in the MIK preparation building
- Title Paolo Nespoli in Sokol suit pressure test in the MIK preparation building
- Released 15/12/2010 5:25 pm
- Copyright ESA - S. Corvaja, 2010
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli's Sokol suit in pressure testing in the MIK preparation building in Baikonur, some 4 hours before lift-off to the International Space Station (ISS), on 15 December 2010.
Paolo Nespoli was launched in a Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 15 December at 20:09 CET with Dmitri Kondratyev and Catherine Coleman for a challenging 6-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS) as members of Expeditions 26/27.
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.
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