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- Title Soyuz rocket
- Released 13/12/2010 12:20 pm
- Copyright ESA
Cady Coleman, Dimitri Kondratyev and Paolo Nespoli saw their Soyuz launcher on 11 December 2010 in Baikonur.
They were launched in a Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft on 15 December at 20:09 CET 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.