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The European Experience of the International Space Station
Posted: 29 October, 2015

The European Experience of the International Space Station

Antonio Fortunato gave an amazing lecture on “The European Experience of the International Space Station” on 28 October.

The International Space Station is the biggest man-made object ever put into space. It is a cooperation between US, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada.

Antonio talked about Europe’s contribution in building the station. He showed pictures of Columbus – a module, built for science experiments and described the ATV module, which provides ISS with cargo, propellant and water.

Antonio Fortunato talked about the Node 2 and Node 3. After that he showed some pictures which astronauts have taken from the Cupola. Except the modules of the station, Europe has contributed with 22 space missions (1458 days) and 12 EVAs (Extra Vehicular Activity) 9 of them were shuttle based and 3 station based.

Soon after that, Antonio Fortunato gave details on the flight plan and on the astronaut training that takes 2.5 years. Another very important thing he talked about the three main emergency situation: rapid depressurization, fire and toxicity in the air. He gave some examples and answered all the questions during the Q/A session.


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