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Space station command handed over to European Space Agency

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By ITN News Editor October 4, 2018 12:46

Space station command handed over to European Space Agency

NASA handed over command of the International Space Station (ISS) to the European Space Agency.Outgoing ISS commander Drew Feustel presented incoming commander Alexander Gerst with an unusual gift – a type of rock known as an anorthosite phenocryst from Mount Erebus in Antarctica.

Gerst pointed out that humans have been in space everyday for the past 30 years, referencing the former space station Mir which operation from 1986 until 2001.Feustel is scheduled to return to Earth with fellow NASA astronaut Ricky Arnorld and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian space agency Roscosmos on Thursday (October 4).

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 4, 2018 12:46
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