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.
1 juli 20120
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5 augustus 20090
Astronaute Andre Kuipers goes back to space. In December 2011 he will be launched with a Sojoez-rocket for a stay of 6 months in the ISS spacestation. Kuipers was in 2004 for 11 days in the spacestation. Before him Wubbo Ockels was the first Dutchman in space. 'I am very happy. That's why I am doing it for' says Kuipers in the Dutch paper 'De telegraaf'. This time the astronaute goes possibly for a spacewalk. Minister Van der Hoeven lobbied for participation of Kuipers in this expedition. A GRead More
24 april 20120
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 without any result till now. Was it luck? No. The same day I had a conversation with Cor (PD0RKC) and he told me about the presleep period of every Astronaute. Presleep is just another word for free time before going to sleep. So... I just called him SatuRead More