Eleven Germans have so far voyaged into outer space, all of them men. Now Germany is looking for its first woman astronaut. DW meets two candidates - a fighter pilot and a surgeon.
The International Space Station (ISS) is at full capacity again after a spacecraft arrived there with new crew members on board. The new team reached the ISS a mere six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan.
Eleven Germans have so far voyaged into outer space, all of them men. Now Germany is looking for its first woman astronaut. 86 candidates are left on the list. We meet two: a fighter jet pilot and a surgeon.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst has revealed that his new mission to the International Space Station will be called "Horizons." The 41-year-old will be the station's first German commander on his 2018 trip.
On Monday Alexander Gerst will present the patch of his next mission to the International Space Station, where he is set to become its first German commander. The ESA will also announce the mission's full schedule.
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