Voters in Ohio have mixed feelings on the president’s record, Istanbul two years after terror attack on tourists, Gold miners endanger Ecuadorian town, Astronaut Alexander Gerst prepares his next space mission.
On Wednesday, German astronaut Alexander Gerst, Sergei Prokopyev and Serena Aunon-Chancellor will fly to the International Space Station (ISS). The "Horizons" mission will be Gerst's second mission.
Germany's first Space Station Commander Alexander Gerst told Deutsche Welle that to him, reaching out to young students and kids is the most important part of his "Horizons" mission.
Alexander Gerst has said in a live-call event from the International Space Station that returning there proved surprisingly easy. Responding to a DW question, he said some of the processes were "like riding a bicycle."
Venus at its most brilliant, a partial lunar eclipse, a spectacular US solar eclipse and, in September, the grand finale of the Cassini mission to Saturn. The year 2017 will be one of mixed emotions for space fans.
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