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September 2006 - Nr. 9


The Editor
Paul Bernhard Berghorn
KW & Beyond
Ukrainian Festival
CNE & Air Show
Dick reports...
Human Rights Hero Award
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Hamburg's Beatles Square
US Tourists to Germany
Stralsund Grand Aquarium
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir 2006/2007
Small World Music Festival
Lufthansa Crew Dirndl
Box Office Smash Perfume
Popcomm 2006
Space Visit
No Better Off

Thomas Reiter gets Visitors
in Space

  TWIG - German Astronaut Thomas Reiter and his colleagues on the International Space Station (ISS) welcomed their first visitors in space after the US space shuttle Atlantis docked there Monday.

The 100-ton space craft docked perpendicular to the ISS, moving at a very slow speed for space: 1.8 meters per second. Before the docking, the Atlantis commander Brent Jett flew the ship within 200 meters of the space station so that Reiter’s colleagues Pawel Winogradow and Jeff Williams could photograph the underside of the ship to determine whether the heat shield had been damaged during the launch.

The Atlantis crew was not just paying a social visit to Reiter and Co. As soon as the crew of six arrived aboard the space station, they began preparations for installing the solar panels they had transported from Cape Canaveral. On Thursday, the accordion shaped panes were successfully unfurled.

Reiter arrived on the ISS on July 6 via the U.S. space shuttle Discovery for a six-month mission aboard the ISS.
Republished with permission from "The Week in Germany"


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