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.
It's been more than 10 years since the cargo ship Probo Koala illegally dumped hundreds of tons of toxic waste in Ivory Coast. The Ivorian government insists it has cleaned up the mess, but victims say they're still suffering and are demanding compensation.
Here's the scene: 17 young scientists, holding awards. All 17 are men. There's one woman, a doctor in aeronautics - but she's handing out the prizes. Clearly she's an exception. And she's banging a drum for women.