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The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-06-04

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  • [01] Space Astronauts Vote to European Elections

  • [01] Space Astronauts Vote to European Elections

    Written by Αθηνά Δημητρακοπούλου

    Around 350 km above the earth on the International Space Station Belgium astronaut Frank De Winne recorded a message from space saying "wherever you are and whatever political views you have - make your voice heard". The 48-year native of Ghent in Belgium cites the European Space Agency and his future Command of the International Space Station as a "perfect example of what Europeans can achieve when they all work together". He goes on to stress the importance of European elections as the European Union "improves so many parts of our daily lives from environment protection to free movement of people"

    Along with 2 other astronaut he docked with the existing crew of the ISS on 29 May to take the total to a record 6 people on the station. Speaking about the view from 350 km above earth he said: "Europe looks united and great from up here". As getting to the polling station may be a bit difficult he has arranged to vote by proxy when his native Belgium goes to the polls on Sunday.

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