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Europe celebrates its first European ISS commander

15 Oct 2009, 14:26 UTC
Europe celebrates its first European ISS commander

Last Sunday, ESA astronaut Frank De Winne took over the command of the International Space Station - the first non-American and non-Russian to take on this role. This represents another milestone for Europe and ESA in human spaceflight and exploration. To celebrate this achievement, ESA held an inflight call event at the Columbus Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany.

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