PhD geophysicist who studied in Karlsruhe, New Zealand and Hamburg; Alexander Gerst is a German astronaut who was part of the International Space Station crew from May to November 2014.
Born May 3, 1976, Gerst was highly active under the Twitter handle @Astro_Alex during his stay in space. This page collates DW's latest content related to Alexander Gerst.
Germany has a new astronaut. Europe has one too. His name is Matthias Maurer, and he looks set to join the heady ranks of Germany's celebrity astronaut Alexander Gerst - "Astro Alex." Also in the show: A mobile telescope is bringing the universe to children in Kenya. Donating money to homeless people – with your credit card. Italy's underwater veggie patch.
The signing of teenager Alexander Isak has got Dortmund fans excited. The Swedish wunderkind snubbed Real Madrid in favor of Michael Zorc's revolution which promises great things, writes DW’s Michael Da Silva.