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The Huginn mission flies as Andreas arrives at the Space Station

The SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance carrying ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen and Crew-7’s NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli, JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Roscosmos astronaut Konstantin Borisov, docked to the International Space Station, marking the official start of Andreas’s Huginn mission.

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Human Spaceflight.
Huginn. Andreas Mogensen, Kennedy Space Center. ESA astronauts
© ESA - S. Corvaja. Human Spaceflight. Huginn. Andreas Mogensen, Kennedy Space Center. ESA astronauts

Piloting the Dragon

Crew-7 with its four astronauts launched on top a Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, US. Andreas was the pilot on the Crew Dragon, ensuring the spacecraft’s performance and systems as they made their way to the Space Station. This was the first time a European astronaut piloted the Crew Dragon.

After a 30 hour rendezvous, they arrived at Earth’s orbiting laboratory and docked on the International Space Station.

Awaiting to welcome Crew-7 on the Space Station was Frank Rubio, Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, who arrived on a Soyuz rocket in September 2022, as well as Stephen Bowen, Warren Hoburg, Sultan Al Neyadi and Andrey Fedyaev of Crew-6.

Ready to gather knowledge

With Andreas onboard, the Huginn mission has started. A mission where Andreas will make the Space Station his workplace and home for the next six months. He will conduct more than 30 European experiments and technology demonstrations, ranging from climate and health to space research for humankind on Earth.

Around mid-September as Expedition 69 ends and 70 begins, Andreas will become the Space Station commander taking over from the current commander Sergey Prokopyev. Andreas will remain commander for the rest of his Huginn mission, which will amount to a little over five months, the longest for a European astronaut.

Follow the Huginn mission

Andreas will share his mission from orbit via his Facebook , Twitter, and Instagram. You can learn more about the Huginn mission, including the science that Andreas will perform, on the ESA’s Huginn page.

Further information

Information on the Huginn mission:

Social Media

Twitter: @esa @esaspaceflight@astro_andreas
Instagram: Europeanspaceagencyastro_andreas
Facebook: EuropeanSpaceAgencyESAAndreasMogensen
YouTube: ESA


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