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.
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.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst has left for his second mission in space. We got you covered with the astronauts' preparations and cool footage of the launch!
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.
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.
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