Counting Down For ESA MagISStra Mission To Space Station

Paris, France (ESA) Oct 13, 2010 ![][1] In Latin magistra means ‘female teacher’, and now Europe’s third long-duration astronaut mission to the International Space Station will carry almost the same name: MagISStra. When ESA’s Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli shares a ride to space with Russia’s Dmitri Kondratyev and NASA’s Catherine Coleman in December aboard a Soyuz TMA spacecraft, he will be looking forward to six months full



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