Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 | 07:30 - 07:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CET
Replay: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 | 16:00 - 16:15 GMT | 17:00 - 17:15 CET
Type: ESA TV Exchange
Paolo Nespoli from Italy is planned to embark, next summer, upon a six-month mission to the International Space Station.
Scheduled as part of a barter agreement between NASA and Italy’s ASI space agency involving ESA astronauts, it will be his third flight to the ISS.
Paolo Nespoli made his first flight with the Space Shuttle in 2007, during the station’s construction phase, followed by a long-duration mission launched on a Soyuz capsule in December 2010.
He’s currently training at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, in preparation for the many scientific experiments he’ll be carrying out in orbit.
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