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  2. Frédérique Vidal and Thomas Pesquet launch student competition with CNES for the astronaut’s next ISS flight

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    February 21, 2019

    Thursday 21 February, the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Frédérique Vidal, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall were at Paul Sabatier University (UPS) in Toulouse to mark the launch of Generation ISS, a CNES competition for which students will conceive projects and experiments for the astronaut’s next mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).

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  3. XCubesat and Spacecube to be placed in orbit from the ISS on 18th May

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    May 17, 2017

    The two cubesats XCubesat and Spacecube, developed by French students, are scheduled to be put into orbit from the ISS on 18th May around 11 am, Paris time.

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  4. X-Cubesat and Spacecube successfully launched from the ISS

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    May 19, 2017

    The launch of both nanosatellites is a success, for research and education.

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  5. French science academy in space Link-up between the Cupola of the Institut de France and Thomas Pesquet on the ISS

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    December 6, 2016

    Tuesday 6 December, on the occasion of its 350th anniversary, the French science academy and its partners CNES, ESA and INSERM1 organized in the Cupola of the Institut de France a live link-up with Thomas Pesquet and 100 young students in the presence of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research.

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  6. CNESMAG 70- ISS, Science and people

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    October 12, 2016

    Surveying Earth from its 400-kilometre vantage point in orbit, the International Space Station (ISS) is poised for two key events at the end of the year on which France will be casting a close eye. The first will see three new astronauts arriving, among them Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, who will be conducting the Proxima mission designed and planned by CNES and the CADMOS centre for the development of microgravity applications and space operations (see p. 8). And in December, a more strategic event will be taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland, where the ESA council meeting at ministerial level is set to decide on its future contributions to the ISS after 2020.

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  7. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission High-schools put finishing touches to experiments at Toulouse Space Centre for launch to the ISS

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    June 8, 2016

    As part of astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission on the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled from November 2016 to May 2017, high-school pupils are at the Toulouse Space Centre on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June to put the finishing touches to their experiments. The youngsters are from five schools selected after a call for projects in March 2015 by the agency’s Youth Education department.

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  8. CNES and Alain Ducasse Education renew partnership to deliver meals to ISS astronauts

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    June 17, 2015

    Wednesday 17 June in the CNES pavilion at the 51st International Paris Air Show, Alain Ducasse, President of Alain Ducasse Education, and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall signed a new four-year agreement to provide high-quality French meals for astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS).

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  9. L’ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi en route to ISS

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    August 10, 2011

    The 3rd European ISS resupply spacecraft was successfully orbited Friday 23 March by an Ariane 5 ES launcher from French Guiana.

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  10. ATV-3 Edoardo Amaldi leaves ISS

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    September 14, 2012

    The 3rd European resupply vehicle undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) on 28 September, ending a 6-month stay during which it ferried food and fuel to the crew.

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  11. Another launch success for Ariane 5: ATV Georges Lemaître on its way to ISS

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    July 30, 2014

    Europe’s fifth ISS resupply spacecraft was orbited tonight by an Ariane 5 launcher from the Guiana Space Centre. The ATV-5 will dock with the statiion on 12 August.

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  12. ATV-4 docked with ISS

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    June 20, 2013

    The 4th European cargo spacecraft successfully docked with the Russian Zvezda module of the ISS Saturday 15 June, just after 16:00 CET. The station crew can now begin the task of unloading equipment, food and oxygen.

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  13. ATV- the European ISS resupply ship

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    August 3, 2007

    The Jules Verne, the first of Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicles designed to ferry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), arrived at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou late in July. Since its arrival, CNES teams have been preparing the ATV for launch in specially altered facilities, under the watchful eye of the director of operations. It is scheduled to make its maiden flight on 31 January 2008, on a specially adapted Ariane 5 launcher.

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  14. Expose-R installed on the outside of the ISS

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    January 26, 2009

    After leaving Earth on November 26, 2008, the Expose-R instrument of ESA carrying nine experiments was set up outside the Russian module of the ISS on March 10. The objective of the mission is to analyse the effect of space environment on biological objects and molecules which are of interest to exobiology and/or planetology.

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  15. Alain Ducasse Formation's dishes aboard the l'ISS

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    September 28, 2006

    “Caponata”, “Roasted quails in a Madiran wine sauce”, “Smooth celeriac purée with nutmeg”, “Rice pudding with preserved fruit”, all make up a mouth-watering menu, but not, as you might expect, from the latest trendy restaurant. In fact it is intended for Thomas Reiter, a European astronaut which reached the ISS last July. Reiter will be the first to taste these dishes in the weeks to come. As planned, the russian Progress spacecraft carried the meals yesterday.

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  16. Columbus enters home straight before ISS

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    May 17, 2006

    The Columbus laboratory is one of Europe’s main contributions to the International Space Station. The European module recently completed integration at EADS ST and has now been officially delivered to Esa in readiness for its delivery to Cap Canaveral.

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  17. Long-duration ISS mission under the watchful eye of CADMOS

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    June 22, 2006

    Space Shuttle Discovery lifted off from Florida yesterday. European astronaut Thomas Reiter on board is en route to the International Space Station, where he will be spending 6 to 7 months aloft. This long-duration mission will be closely watched by the CADMOS1 centre in France, responsible for monitoring experiments on the station and communications between Reiter and teams on the ground.

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  18. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet to fly to ISS in 2016

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    January 15, 2014

    Geneviève Fioraso, France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall announced Monday 17 March that French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make his first spaceflight in late 2016.

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  20. CRISP 2 flies crickets to the ISS

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    May 3, 2005

    It was strange music to the ears of Italian astronaut Roberto Vittori on his taxi flight to the International Space Station, accompanied by 14 female house crickets for the CRISP 2 biology experiment proposed by Ulm University and managed for ESA by CNES and CADMOS. This is the story of an experiment using these surprising insects to help us better understand the effects of gravity on neuron proliferation.

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