Andreas E. Mogensen
|Born||November 2, 1976|
|Other names||Andreas Enevold Mogensen|
Time in space
|9d 20h 14m|
|Selection||2009 ESA Group|
|Missions||Soyuz TMA-18M/Soyuz TMA-16M|
He was born in Copenhagen. In Denmark he worked as an engineer in the R&D department of Vestas Wind Systems. He has worked in Germany as an attitude and orbit control system and guidance, navigation & control engineer for HE Space Operations associated with the SWARM mission. His position when he was selected by ESA was Aerospace Engineering at Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey. He currently lives in Austin, Texas.
Mogensen was selected to become the first Danish astronaut by the European Space Agency in May 2009. He completed initial training and became a member of the European Astronaut Corps in November 2010.
On June 10, 2014, NASA announced that Mogensen would serve as an aquanaut aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory during the NEEMO 19 undersea exploration mission, which began on September 7, 2014 and lasted seven days.
Mogensen's mission to the ISS was called "iriss". The mission name was chosen from suggestions received from across Europe. "iriss" had two logos, one to highlight the overall mission and one for the educational outreach activities.
On September 2, 2015, Mogensen was launched with Soyuz TMA-18M to ISS, and landed with Soyuz TMA-16M ten days later. He was travelling with another visiting flight engineer, Aidyn Aimbetov. Among the items Andreas brought along were LEGO figures and a poster for Copenhagen Suborbitals.
Because of the short mission duration, Mogensen worked up to 9.5-hour days instead of the 8-hour workdays that are normal on the station. His missions included remote control of a robot on Earth, and filming Red Sprites and Blue Jets lightnings above thunderclouds, directed from Earth. He also tried a new kind of Skinsuit to alleviate back-pain astronauts feel due to the lengthening of their spine and used augmented reality goggles during his maintenance tasks.
Mogensen left the station on September 11, 2015. Sergey Volkov was the ascent pilot (TMA-18M) and Gennady Padalka was the descent pilot (TMA-16M). The crew landed at 00:51 UTC on September 12, 2015, just over three hours after departing the ISS.
- O-Levels at Rygaards International School, Denmark, 1993
- International studentereksamen at Copenhagen International School, Denmark, 1995
- Master of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Imperial College, London, 1999
- PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin, 2007
- "Andreas Mogensen – den første danske astronaut". Rumrejsen 2015. Archived from the original on October 14, 2015. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
- "Andreas Mogensen: Space Viking". European Space Agency. Retrieved September 3, 2015.
- "NASA Announces Two Upcoming Undersea Missions". NASA. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- Bergin, Chris (June 11, 2014). "NEEMO returns with two new underwater missions". NASASpaceflight. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
- "The story behind the LEGO astronauts". iriss mission blog.
- "Good luck, @CopSub (Andreas Mogensen on Twitter)". Twitter. Archived from the original on September 16, 2015.
- "Iriss – A Sprint Mission". ESA.
- (in Danish) http://ing.dk/video/video-saadan-udfoerte-andreas-robotforsoeget-fra-rummet-178545
- (in Danish) http://rumrejsen.dk/nyhed/k%C3%A6mpelyn Archived September 23, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- (in Danish) "How DMI found giant lightning for Andreas". Danish Meteorological Institute. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
- "UK's Major Peake delighted by historic ISS assignment". nasaspaceflight.com. May 20, 2013.
- "Astronaut Andreas Mogensen modtager Den Kongelige Belønningsmedalje i guld med krone og inskription". kongehuset.dk.
- "Former Rygaards Student Blasts into Space!". rygaards.com. Archived from the original on September 4, 2015.
- (in Danish) Første danske astronaut slog en tur forbi Hellerup Archive
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