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ESA astronaut Frank De Winne in the Soyuz simulator during training at Star City.
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- Title ESA astronaut Frank De Winne in the Soyuz simulator during training at Star City.
- Released 03/07/2002 10:38 am
- Copyright ESA-S.Corvaja
Frank De Winne has been assigned to fly to the International Space Station (ISS) in October 2002 on a Russian Soyuz launcher. He will be flight engineer on a taxi flight, a 10-day mission with the main purpose of exchanging the Soyuz capsule, which is permanently docked with the Station to serve as a rescue vehicle, if needed.
A substantial scientific experimental programme will also be conducted during the mission, including experiments led by Belgian scientists.