Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Space Events & Happenings
  Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers
heng44
Member

Posts: 2564
From: Netherlands
Registered: Nov 2001

posted 12-04-2002 05:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will fly to the ISS next November, it was announced today. He will be flown by Soyuz to the space station, where he will stay for a week.

GO ANDRE!

Ed Hengeveld

mark plas
Member

Posts: 360
From: the Netherlands
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 12-05-2002 08:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mark plas   Click Here to Email mark plas     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well it was about time after 17 years no dutchman in space.

ALAIN
Member

Posts: 355
From: GENT, Belgium
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 12-05-2002 11:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ALAIN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ch. FUGLESANG of SWEDEN is already for years in training at Starcity and NASA ... He'll aslo fly soon on a STS-mission ...
That was about time !

eurospace
Member

Posts: 2275
From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 12-06-2002 03:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by heng44:
Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers will fly to the ISS next November, it was announced today. He will be flown by Soyuz to the space station, where he will stay for a week.

GO ANDRE!

Ed Hengeveld


The ESA press release says October, but by the time of the launch we'll probably realize both you were and myself were right and you were just a bit more realistic :-I

How did this come about now? Did the Dutch caretaker government finally decide to throw out the money now that the Fortuyn list was dumped (at least some money they could spend as ongoing business and from previously committed money)?

------------------
Jürgen P Esders
Berlin, Germany
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Astroaddies

Jacques van Oene
Member

Posts: 715
From: Houten, The Netherlands
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 12-06-2002 07:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jacques van Oene     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
"How did this come about now? Did the Dutch caretaker government finally decide to throw out the money now that the Fortuyn list was dumped (at least some money they could spend as ongoing business and from previously committed money)?"

Well the Fortuyn party is still part of the goverment, we await elections on January 22. But the former Finance minister, Gerit Zalm, was against the trip of Kuipers, he thought it was to much money (some say its 7,5 million Euro's others say 12 million Euro's for the trip). Now this goverment has less problems with the flight and Kuipers flight is being paid by the department of economic afairs and the education department.

Jacques :-)
www.spacepatches.info
www.jacqmans.com

Ben
Member

Posts: 1843
From: Daytona Beach, FL
Registered: May 2000

posted 12-06-2002 01:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
FYI, Fuglesang is schedule for STS-116 in July.

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement