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First Danish astronaut back home and already visiting the queen

Andreas Mogensen has returned to Denmark today

Andreas Mogensen, the first Dane to enter space (photo: Andreas Schepers)
September 16th, 2015 5:20 pm| by Lucie Rychla

After four days on Earth, Andreas Mogensen, the first Dane to enter space, has finally returned to Denmark where he has been eagerly awaited by his family, fans and state representatives.

The 38-year-old astronaut landed at Copenhagen Airport at 2:50 this afternoon where he was welcomed by, amongst others, the education and research minister, Esben Lunde Larsen.

Busy giving speeches
Already 40 minutes after his arrival, Mogensen was headed to Industriens Hus at the Town Hall square, where he held a press conference about his experiences in space.

An hour later, Mogensen continued on to Amalienborg Palace, where he was scheduled for an audience with Queen Margrethe II.

Tomorrow, Mogensen will talk about his space mission at the University of Copenhagen, and on Friday, he will finish his busy week at the Tycho Brahe Planetarium where he will share his experiences with 243 public school pupils.