Piloting the Dragon
Crew-7 with its 4 astronauts launched on prime a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Area Centre in Florida, US at 09:27 CEST on 26 August. Andreas was the pilot on the Crew Dragon, making certain the spacecraft’s efficiency and techniques as they made their technique to the Area Station. This was the primary time a European astronaut piloted the Crew Dragon.
After 30 hours, they arrived at Earth’s orbiting laboratory and docked on the Worldwide Area Station.
Awaiting to welcome Crew-7 on the Area Station was Frank Rubio, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, who arrived on a Soyuz rocket in September 2022, in addition to Stephen Bowen, Warren Hoburg, Sultan Al Neyadi and Andrey Fedyaev of Crew-6.
Prepared to collect information
With Andreas onboard, the Huginn mission has began. A mission the place Andreas will make the Area Station his office and residential for the subsequent six months. He’ll conduct greater than 30 European experiments and know-how demonstrations, starting from local weather and well being to house analysis for humankind on Earth.
Round mid-September as Expedition 69 ends and 70 start, Andreas will turn into the Area Station commander taking on from the present commander Sergey Prokopyev. Andreas will stay commander for the remainder of his Huginn mission, which can quantity to a bit of over 5 months, the longest for a European astronaut.
Observe the Huginn mission
Andreas will share his mission from orbit by way of his Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram. You possibly can be taught extra concerning the Huginn mission, together with the science that Andreas will carry out, on the ESA’s Huginn web page.
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