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Posted: 11 October, 2017

International Space Station and its continuing mission

Antonio Fortunato – Deputy Director of European Astronaut Center took our cadets on a tour around the International Space Station. It was an exciting journey as they “entered” the station trough the Russian segment and circled all the modules up to the Japanese one from where the CubeSats are lunched.

They also had a firsthand information regarding the structure of the station, its dimensions and a bit of a history tour – building the largest man-made object ever put in Space takes quite some time, planning and efforts.

At the end of the journey the cadets were already starving for scientific knowledge and started a discussion on different topics – are there any evacuation procedures, do we monitor the different segments, what engines does the station use etc.

Eventually they came to the question concerning the future of that enormous structure – shall we deorbit it, or maybe bring it back to the ground… Well, there is no certain answer but we still have a few more years of exploitation to decide.

Stay tuned for more updates!


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