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Christer Fuglesang and the STS-128 Mission
- Title Christer Fuglesang and the STS-128 Mission
- Released 02/07/2009
- Language English
- Footage Type
Christer Fuglesang Mission
The Swedish physicist Christer Fuglesang, a member of ESA Astronaut Corps, is scheduled to fly to the International Space Station on the STS-128 mission. During this 2 week mission, Christer will carry out experiments and make two spacewalks outside the station performing maintenance and construction tasks and overseeing the operations of Leonardo, the European-built Multi Purpose Logistics Module, that will bring scientific hardware and experiments to the ISS. This video introduces Christer, outlines his mission, and takes a look at his training at NASA Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas
For more info on this subject please check the script that is online as a PDF file under : http://television.esa.int/photos/EbS64679.pdf
A WMV preview clip in English is online under : http://esatv-movies.e-vision.nl/videos/mplo/fuglesang_169_TV_07-05-09_wmplow.wmv
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMZXDWIPIF_index_0.html
Christer Fuglesang and the STS-128 mission
10:00:39 (GVs exterior Johnson Space Centre, Christer Fuglesang)
At the Johnson space centre in Houston, USA, ESA astronaut Christer Fuglesang is busy preparing for his second mission into space.
10:00:53 (GVs interior Johnson Space Centre)
His rigorous training regime spans many different facilities, each designed to replicate conditions onboard the International Space Station.
10:01:00 (GVs Fuglesang training)
This 53 year old Swedish physicist has already visited the ISS for real ñ in December 2006, he spent 13 days in space onboard the shuttle Discovery whilst it was attached to the station.
10:01:07 (GVs the STS-116 mission)
During this mission, Fuglesang made 3 spacewalks ñ known as Extra Vehicular Activities, or EVAs. He spent a total of 18 hours and 14 minutes outside the station carrying out maintenance and construction tasks ñ focussing on the installation of a section of truss, which acts as the backbone of the ISS, as well as rewiring the