View Full Version : Europeans Follow Yang Liwei into Space

2003-Oct-18, 07:50 PM
Successful launch of ISS Soyuz 7 vehicle (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/).

Jack Higgins
2003-Oct-18, 08:34 PM
Yay! :D

2003-Oct-18, 09:43 PM
Now how about using some of that >$6 billion annual budget to send one of our own rockets into space?

2003-Oct-19, 03:39 AM
Thanks for posting the link. I will be following this crew particularly as I know his kids.

2003-Oct-21, 12:11 PM
Just a note: Pedro Duque is the first Spanish astronaut, but there were other Europeans in space before him.

25 Years of Human Spaceflight in Europe (http://www.esa.int/export/esaHS/SEMJQ8ZO4HD_astronauts_0.html)

2003-Oct-21, 03:20 PM
I see this is not Pedro Duque's first time to go into space. He was a Mission Specialist on the STS-95 mission on the Space Shuttle Discovery from 29 October to 7 November 1998.

Meanwhile, they have arrived safely (http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/station/) at the ISS.