Human Space Flight
Video by ESA- Frank De Winne prepares for new mission. Date- 28th Oct 08. Source- http://www.esa.int/esa-mmg/mmghome.pl 'In May 2009, Belgian ESA astronaut Frank De Winne will fly together with Russian cosmonaut Roman Romanenko and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Robert Thirsk on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the ISS. His back-up for the trip will be Dutch ESA astronaut Andr? Kuipers. De Winnes role on board the ISS will be to carry out experiments for an extensive scientific European programme. He will also be operating the Stations robotic arm and the Japanese robotic arm after the docking of HTV, the cargo module from Japan. In preparation for these activities De Winne has been going through an intensive and long period of training aimed at preparing him physically and practising the experiments he will have to carry out on board the ISS in microgravity.'