Alexander Gerst will soon take command of the International Space Station; the first German to do so. ESA advisor Mark McCaughrean tells us what is in store for him during the six month mission on the ISS.
"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?
A central module for America's new Orion spacecraft comes from Europe and was manufactured in Germany. It's a major step in transatlantic cooperation in space exploration.
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