André Kuipers ‘Dutch astronaut’ aboard a Soyuz TMA – The Launch to ISS on Dec 21, 2011

ESA astronaut André Kuipers, together with NASA astronaut Don Pettit and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko will travel to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz TMA launching from Baikonur in Kazakstan.

Video: Broadcast – Dutch TV channel ‘NOS – News 24’

Source and author: NOS *   (youtube)

3 responses to “André Kuipers ‘Dutch astronaut’ aboard a Soyuz TMA – The Launch to ISS on Dec 21, 2011

  1. Awesome, awesome video! Probably the most moving prelaunch and lauch footage I have ever seen! The music was great too! Kudos! And Godspeed to the crew!!!

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  2. Het neerlandse sentiment komt een beetje bovendrijven! How the humans build themzelfs another Tower of Babel…

    Greeting from holland!
    jeroen. (tag jeejee1970)

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  3. There is a light or a flying object flying by the shuttle, you can see it in the 7:58 minutes of the video.

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