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ESA astronauts training in Japan

Date: Tue, Apr 08, 2014 | 06:30 - 06:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CEST

Replay: Tue, Apr 08, 2014 | 15:00 - 15:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CEST

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

ESA astronauts have to train with all International Space Station partners: everybody has seen them training in Star city in Russia or in Houston, in the US but they also have to go to Japan during the preparation of their mission.

 ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst and Samantha Cristoforetti  were recently in Tsukuba, at the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Centre.

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