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  • PATCH US IN: MATTHIAS MAURER’S COSMIC KISS

    At the end of 2020 ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer was officially assigned to his first mission: a six-month flight to the ISS. ESA Space History Editor Carl Walker spoke to Matthias and patch designer Sarah Poletti for the first Patch Us In of 2021…  ......

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  • PATCH US IN: PEDRO DUQUE, STS-95

    In this week’s instalment of Patch Us In, ESA patch expert Carl Walker talked to the first Spaniard in space, ESA astronaut Pedro Duque, about his flight aboard 1998’s STS-95 Space Shuttle Discovery mission.     The STS-95 Space Shuttle Discovery mission in 1998 saw the......

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  • PATCH US IN: THOMAS PESQUET’S ALPHA MISSION

    In this week’s Patch Us In, ESA patch expert Carl Walker has the very latest news on the patch for mission Alpha – Thomas Pesquet’s recently announced flight on board SpaceX’s Crew-2 Dragon scheduled for next year…   Last week, ESA announced that French astronaut......

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  • PATCH US IN: DUMITRU PRUNARIU, SOYUZ 40

    In this week’s instalment of Patch Us In, ESA patch expert Carl Walker looks at Soyuz 40 of the Soviet space program Interkosmos, established to assist Russia’s allies with spaceflight.     In May 1981, Soyuz 40 carried cosmonauts Leonid Popov and Dumitru Prunariu – the......

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