Umberto Guidoni — Italian Astronaut born on August 18, 1954,

Umberto Guidoni is an Italian astrophysicist, science writer and a former ESA astronaut, being the first European to visit the International Space Station. He is a veteran of two NASA space shuttle missions. He was also a Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2009... (wikipedia)

And the first flight of the tether satellite happened in '92, and I was the backup on that flight.
I was, I remember, I still remember when the first time I pointed the telescope at the sky and I saw Saturn with the rings. It was a beautiful image.
And then my chance really happened in 1996 when we added the second flight of the tether satellite.
For the first time in history all the major countries in the world are pushing together to reach this goal... building something in space that is really for all humankind.
But, what we need to get out of the first EVA is to have the arm completely unfolded and powered so that they can keep the temperature under control. That will really the call of the first EVA.

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