In this 52-minute interview, science editor Anne Blair Gould speaks with André Kuipers, who in 2004 became the second Dutchman to travel into space. Kuipers talks about his boyhood dreams of space travel and his experiences of the International Space Station when he was assigned as a Flight Engineer for a Soyuz flight to the ISS. His jobs included taking a new crew member to the station and conducting experiments in the field of human physiology and in plant growth in outer space.
Anne Blair Gould caught up with Dr. Kuipers at the European Space Agency headquarters in Noordwijk in the Netherlands.
Produced and presented by Anne Blair Gould
The interview was broadcast in a Christmas Day Special Edition of Amsterdam Forum on December 25, 2005.