1381De er tossede de svenskere!
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[mailto:OverallDiscLink@yahoogroups.com] På vegne af Daniel Roddick
Sendt: 5. december 2006 20:34
Emne: [OverallDiscLink] Christer Fuglesang- MTA in Space!
Christer Fuglesang, European Space Agency
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden.
Family: Married, three children.
Once Discovery reaches 62 miles above Earth, Fuglesang will become the first
Swede in space, a title he has been working toward since 1992 when he joined
the European Space Agency. Along with Germany's Thomas Reiter, he was
selected for a joint mission between Europe and Russia in 1995 but ended up
being part of the back-up crew.
"I realize there is a lot of interest in Sweden and I'm happy about that,"
Fuglesang received a master's degree in engineering physics from the Royal
Institute of Technology in Stockholm. He earned a doctorate in experimental
particle physics from the University of Stockholm and later became a docent
in particle physics at the university.
He joined the astronaut corps in 1996 and then went on to train on a Russian
Soyuz spacecraft, earning a certificate that would allow him to command a
Soyuz during a return trip to Earth.
During Discovery's mission, he will conduct the first two spacewalks with
A former Swedish national Frisbee champion, Fuglesang plans to bring a
Frisbee up to space. During a live satellite link-up with children on Earth,
he'll try to set the record for maximum time aloft. Of course, he'll get an
assist from zero gravity.
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