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Philip
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posted 03-24-2012 03:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the STS-45 mission, which carried Belgium's first astronaut Dirk Frimout in space, the entire crew will visit Belgium and give several lectures during Space Week 2012, Sept. 24-28: Programme here.

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posted 03-27-2012 04:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for irish guy   Click Here to Email irish guy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have never been to beautiful Belgium. STS-45 includes three of my favourite astronauts Bolden, Duffy and Foale... I feel a cheap Ryanair flight coming on!

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posted 03-30-2012 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman   Click Here to Email spaceman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I may be missing something on the programme. Are there events within the week for the general public to attend?

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-30-2012 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Philip:
...the entire crew will visit Belgium
At least according to the website, while the two backup payload specialists will be there, Byron Lichtenberg will not.

Philip
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posted 09-24-2012 11:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
20th anniversary of STS-45 Atlantis — complete crew tours schools in Belgium week 24th Sept. - 29th Sept.

Philip
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posted 09-29-2012 06:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Byron Lichtenberg did attend Spaceweek 2012 in Belgium. Photo report by Danny Van Hoecke of Euro Space Society.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 09-29-2012 08:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For all the opportunities I've had to meet astronauts, I'm jealous for times like this, when entire crews visit.

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posted 09-30-2012 02:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eurospace   Click Here to Email eurospace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here are some photos of the event that took place at the Euro Space Center at Redu in the Belgian ardennes.

Duffy, Leestma, Foale, Lichtenberg, Lampton and Chappell were there, Bolden, Sullivan and Frimout were not.

Philip
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posted 10-01-2012 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Indeed the STS-45 crew was joined by other astronauts (e.g. Frank De Winne TMA-01 and TMA-15) and space artist Paul Van Hoeydonck (Apollo 15 "Fallen Astronaut" statuette on Moon).

A great Space Week for Belgian and Dutch space fans with events in Brussels, Gent, Liege,...)

Philip
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posted 10-11-2012 01:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
More photos of the STS-45 crew event during space week in Belgium. Pictures taken by Danny Van Hoecke of the Euro Space Society.
http://www.spaceweek2012.com/program-nl/beeldverslag-dag-3.aspx

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