European Space

Julius de Roo shot these photos at the Le Bourget airport Musee de l'air et de l'espace (air and space museum), Paris in September 1996.

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Atmospheric Reentry Demonstrator

Carlos Ferrer sent along these ESA photos of the Atmospheric Reentry Demonstrator (ARD) being prepared for its flight aboard the third Ariane V launch. For more info on that flight, see the Ariane 503 website at

Serge Laucher sent these photos of the flown ARD that he shot at Cité de l'espace in Toulouse, France.

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Ninfinger self portrait
Sven Knudson, IPMS#32490