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heng44
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posted 03-24-2012 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Twenty years ago today, Dirk Frimout became the first astronaut from Belgium when he was launch aboard Atlantis on mission STS-45.

Ed Hengeveld

Philip
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posted 03-24-2012 03:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great photo Ed!

Check the September 2012 programme to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the STS-45 mission.

Joel Katzowitz
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posted 03-24-2012 07:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Joel Katzowitz   Click Here to Email Joel Katzowitz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Wow, STS-45 was the first launch I witnessed in person. I had a causeway pass and attended the event with my cousins from upstate New York. It's hard to believe that great memory is 20 years old!

Thanks for reminding me Ed.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 03-24-2012 06:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Heh, could of sworn it was Tintin. What nationality was Capt. Haddock?

Philip
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posted 03-26-2012 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let's say Haddock was British as he was based on Captain H. Haddock, skipper of the White Star Line's Olympic, sister ship of the Titanic...

From April onwards, Belgium will have several exhibitions about STS-45, most will be held at public observatoria!

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