Andre Kuipers back on Earth

Replay of today's landing of the Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft in Kazakhstan at 10:14 CEST (08:14 UT) returning Expedition 30/31 crewmembers Oleg Kononenko, André Kuipers and Don Pettit to Earth after 193 days in space.

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Leap second inserted

In the night of 1st. of July 2012 on 01:59:59 middle European time (UTC +2) there will be inserted a leap second to make the coordinated worldtime match the atomic time again. After 01:59:59 will come first 01:59:60 and then 02:00:00. The German ato

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My contact with Andre Kuipers on the ISS

Saturday April 21th. at about 20:00 UTC I had a brief radio contact with Andre Kuipers who is an Astronaute on the I(nternational) S(pace) S(tation). I had planned this QSO since his spaceflight was announced. I had tried to make contact before witho

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