A conversation with Alexander Gerst, the first German commander on the ISS. What’s his favorite food? And what Gerst’s own personal mission?
Astro Alex, back on terra firma after nearly six months in space, stressed the importance of protecting our planet for future generations. And as for re-entry, wind and weather feel great after so long in zero gravity.
"Astro Alex" appeared on screen, smiled at us from space — and was gone. The last Space-to-Earth call with Alexander Gerst before he gets back from ISS lasted five minutes.
A Soyuz rocket carrying three astronauts is headed for the International Space Station. It is the first liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan since a mission failed in October.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst returned to the ISS for his second mission in June 2018. On October 3, he took over as the first-ever ISS commander from Germany. But what exactly does a commander do?
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