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The Andromède mission

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 31 Oct Andromède crew back on Earth

Space Station 'taxi' flight returns ESA astronaut to Earth
31 October 2001 ESA PR 63-2001. ESA astronaut Claudie Haigneré and her two Russian colleagues were welcomed back to Earth today after successfully delivering a new 'lifeboat' to the International Space Station. The Andromède crew safely descended to Earth in a Soyuz capsule, ending a 10 day Russian-French mission on a dewy autumn morning in Baikonur, Kazakhstan at 05:59 CET (04:59 GMT). »»»

Daily updates:
» Andromède mission landing - photo report »»»
» Day 11: Wednesday 31 October 2001 »»»
» Day 10: Tuesday 30 October 2001 »»»
» Day 8: Sunday 28 October 2001 »»»
» Day 7: Saturday 27 October 2001 »»»
» Day 6 Friday 26 October 2001 »»»
» Day 5 »» » Day 4 »»     » Day 3 »»     » Day 2 »»     » Day 1 »»

Andromède mission videos:
» Background information and mission updates »»»

ESA Press releases:
» N°58-2001: European astronaut Claudie Haigneré heads for the International Space Station »»»
» N°57-2001: First European woman heads for International Space Station »»»

Claudie's training diary

» Part 5: Ready to go! »»»
» Part 4: Dress rehearsal in Baikonur »»
» Part 3: Testing times for the Andromède crew »»
» Part 2: A change of scene »»
» Part 1: The story so far »»

The Andromède mission

» Europe’s first woman heads for ISS on CNES-led flight »»»
» More Europeans to fly to the Space Station »»»
» Andromède mission facts »»»
» Logo draws on artistic talent »»»

An interview with Claudie

6 July 2001 Born in Le Creusot in 1957, just a few months before Sputnik 1 showed that the bounds of Earth's gravity could be broken, Claudie is currently the only woman among the sixteen members of the European Astronaut Corps. »»»

» Claudie's biography »»»

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