Astronaut with a message from space to vote in electionsPodcast, Monday, August 29, 2011 18:09:29
Astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA) Franky De Vin message sent from space, urging citizens to vote in European elections. Last week he was launched into space from Baikonur Cosmodrome (Kazakhstan).
Europe looks united here above, says in his message astronaut. He said his six-month mission aboard the International Space Station shows "what can be achieved when all Europeans work together. Will vote by proxy, so you will not miss the next European elections while I'm here. I hope you will also vote in European elections between 4 and 7 June, wherever you are and what your political views, said in December Vin. fact that I will be the European commander of the International Space Station is a perfect example of what Europeans can achieve when all work together, commented astronaut. He said elections are important, "because Europe improves so many elements of everyday life - from environmental protection to consumer rights, safety of transport to the free movement of people. Europe cares about the welfare of its citizens, he added. The first-ever election message of European astronaut is the result of a joint initiative of the European Parliament, the European Space Agency astronaut and himself. Franky De Vin will be the first astronaut from the European Space Agency, who will command the International Space Station from October 2009 until his return to Earth in November. During his six-month mission in orbit, de Vin will lead cutting-edge European scientific program will include numerous experiments to expand the boundaries of science in a wide range of areas.
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