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 1684       02 Nov 2012       1:34
Orlan and airlock operations exercise

Video filming credits: GCTC

Before being allowed into the vacuum chamber for a  vacuum test, and certainly before any further spacewalk training under water, Alexander Gerst and Samantha Cristoforetti had to show proficiency in operating all Orlan controls in the pressurized suit and in performing all pre-EVA and post-EVA airlock operations in this dedicated training facility at the Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City.

The facility offers a perfect replica of all airlock valves and control panels, as well as the airlock hatch. It also includes a special weightlessness simulation trick. Once we enter the Orlan, the suits are suspended and the weight is counterbalanced: this way, by pushing against a fixed structure with relatively little effort we can move the roughly 200 kg of combined body and suit weight. It's a very realistic training that builds skills and confidence!

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      26 Feb 2016
    1:25:48  
Opening panel discussion: Agency plans and international cooperation
Speakers: Bernhard Hufenbach, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA; James Carpenter, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA; Kathleen C. Laurini, Exploration and Space Operations, NASA; Naoki Sato, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, JAXA; Martin Picard, Space Exploration Development, CSA
Speakers: Bernhard Hufenbach, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA; James Carpenter, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, ESA; Kathleen C. Laurini, Exploration and Space Operations, NASA; Naoki Sato, Human Spaceflight Technology Directorate, JAXA; Martin Picard, Space Exploration Development, CSA
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      26 Feb 2016
    1:02:50  
Plenary discussion: Vision 2030
Speakers: Bernhard Hufenbach, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency, NL James Carpenter, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency, NL Lev Zelenyi, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences IKI, Russia Clive Neal , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineer and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, USA Ian Crawford, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck College, UK Katherine Joy, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK Ralf Jaumann, Institute of Planetary Research, DLR, Germany Armin Wedler, Robotics and Mechatronics Center, DLR, Germany Kip V. Hodges, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University,USA Team HECATE; Dan Lester, Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, USA Markus Landgraf, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency, NL
Speakers: Bernhard Hufenbach, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency, NL James Carpenter, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency, NL Lev Zelenyi, Space Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences IKI, Russia Clive Neal , Department of Civil and Environmental Engineer and Earth Sciences, University of Notre Dame, USA Ian Crawford, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Birkbeck College, UK Katherine Joy, School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK Ralf Jaumann, Institute of Planetary Research, DLR, Germany Armin Wedler, Robotics and Mechatronics Center, DLR, Germany Kip V. Hodges, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University,USA Team HECATE; Dan Lester, Department of Astronomy, University of Texas, USA Markus Landgraf, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency, NL
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      25 Feb 2016
    15:51  
ESA Moon Challenge, International Student Contest for Lunar Exploration: Award of the prizes
Speakers: Shahrzad Hosseini, Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency; Jean-François Clervoy, Astronaut of the European Space Agency; Team HARVeST; Team HECATE; Team Synergic Selene.
Speakers: Shahrzad Hosseini, Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency; Jean-François Clervoy, Astronaut of the European Space Agency; Team HARVeST; Team HECATE; Team Synergic Selene.
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      25 Feb 2016
    3:43  
ESA Moon Challenge, International Student Contest for Lunar Exploration: Presentations
Speakers: Shahrzad Hosseini, Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency; Team HARVeST; Team HECATE; Team Synergic Selene.
Speakers: Shahrzad Hosseini, Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency; Team HARVeST; Team HECATE; Team Synergic Selene.
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      25 Feb 2016
    33:24  
Invited Speaker Presentation: Economic impacts of an international lunar exploration endeavour
Speaker: Greg Sadlier, Associate Director, London Economics
Speaker: Greg Sadlier, Associate Director, London Economics
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      25 Feb 2016
    26:38  
Invited Speaker Presentation: Lunar Science and Exploration - Education and Inspiration
Speaker: Anu Ojha, Director, UK National Space Academy Programme
Speaker: Anu Ojha, Director, UK National Space Academy Programme
 279
      25 Feb 2016
    18:41  
Invited Speaker Presentation: Robotic Surgery
Richard Schilling, Cardiologist, St. Barths Hospital
Richard Schilling, Cardiologist, St. Barths Hospital
 241
      25 Feb 2016
    4:43  
Invited Speaker Presentation: Science Opportunities From Humans in Cislunar Space and on the Lunar Surface
Ben Bussey, Chief Exploration Scientist, NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
Ben Bussey, Chief Exploration Scientist, NASA Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
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      25 Feb 2016
    16:49  
Report from the Technology Day
Speaker: Giorgio Saccoccia, Head of Propulsion and Aerothermodynamics Division, Acting Head of Mechanical Systems Department, Directorate of Technical and Quality Management, European Space Agency
Speaker: Giorgio Saccoccia, Head of Propulsion and Aerothermodynamics Division, Acting Head of Mechanical Systems Department, Directorate of Technical and Quality Management, European Space Agency
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      25 Feb 2016
    13:47  
Welcome and Introduction
Speakers: Bernhard Hufenbach, Head of Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency; James Carpenter, Scientist, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency.
Speakers: Bernhard Hufenbach, Head of Strategic Planning and Outreach Office, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency; James Carpenter, Scientist, Directorate of Human and Robotic Exploration, European Space Agency.
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      17 Feb 2016
    1:36  
Message by ESA Director General Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johann-Dietrich Wörner
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      17 Feb 2016
    4:20  
Message by ESA Director of Human Spaceflight and Operations Dr. h.c. Thomas Reiter
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      17 Feb 2016
    1:41  
Moon Challenge Trailer
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      06 Jan 2016
    51:50  
iriss mission post flight presentation
ESA Astronaut Andreas Mogensen presented his mission during the IRISS Space Robotics competition held at ESA-ESTEC 17-18 December 2015. http://www.esa.int/Education/IRISS_Space_Robotics_Finals_at_ESTEC
ESA Astronaut Andreas Mogensen presented his mission during the IRISS Space Robotics competition held at ESA-ESTEC 17-18 December 2015. http://www.esa.int/Education/IRISS_Space_Robotics_Finals_at_ESTEC
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      01 Dec 2015
    40:34  
Gerhard Thiele, ESA
Introduces the concept of space-time.
Introduces the concept of space-time.