Thursday, December 17, 2009

Esa Astronaut Promoted Iss Commander

For the first time since it started participating in the International Space Station (ISS) project, the European Space Agency (ESA) has one of its own astronauts as station Commander. On Sunday, Frank de Winne, from Belgium, officially became the leader of Expedition 21, as former Commander Gennady Padalka returned to Earth. The former chief left the station aboard the Soyuz TMA-14 aircraft accompanied by NASA astronaut Michael Barratt, and space tourist Guy Laliberte, Space reports. “I've al...
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