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Voyaging back into space at 60: Paolo Nespoli

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Natural Sciences (Astronomy)

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It's an age when many of us would be considering winding down, and cutting back on physical exertion. Not so for Paolo Nespoli, who is about to embark on his third space mission at the age of 60, which makes him Europe's oldest astronaut. At the end of July he will voyage to the "International Space Station (ISS)": https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html, where he will remain for some months.

Nespoli sets off in a year that is heavy with symbolism for him: 2017 not only marks the start of his seventh decade, but also the 60th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, which, on 4 October 1957, became the world's first satellite to be sent into orbit.

For euronews, Claudio Rosmino has been following Nespoli as he undergoes his training for the mission.


Language: English

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