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Shuttle STS-120 & Esperia mission

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From 23 October to 7 November 2007, ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli flew as a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Discovery for the STS-120 flight to the International Space Station.

The Esperia mission was undertaken as an Italian Space Agency (ASI) flight opportunity, stemming from their agreement with NASA for the provision of 3 Multi-Purpose Logistics Modules.

During the Esperia mission, ESa astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZØJPA performed 3 successful ARISS contacts with the following schools:



Date/Time UTC Direct/Telebridge School Name City Country
2007-10-29 08:23 direct IIS Deambrosis-Natta Sestri Levante Italy
2007-10-29 09:59 direct Faculty of Engineering, University of L’Aquila L’Aquila Italy
2007-10-31 07:33 direct Liceo Scientifico G.Galilei and : ITI-LST Mottura Civitavecchia and Caltanisetta Italy
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