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.
Today Astro-Alex and his colleagues arrive at the ISS. After two days of travel, they need to be patient a little while longer: The docking maneuver will take around two hours. You can follow it live.
Think astronauts are always on duty on the International Space Station? Well you'd be wrong. Even astronauts get time off in space, and holiday, says the German Aerospace Center's Volker Schmid.
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.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst is returning to the ISS as commander in June. Today he is giving his last press conference before the flight. As the first-ever German ISS commander, what exactly will he have to do?
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