This summer, astronaut Alexander Gerst will once again head into space. Among those who will accompany him to the International Space Station is CIMON, a robot with wide-ranging capabilities.
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."
Orbiting Earth on the International Space Station is not all fun and games. Astronauts do space science for our planet.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst has revealed that his new mission to the International Space Station will be called "Horizons." The 41-year-old will be the station's first German commander on his 2018 trip.
There was a time when "space" meant "space race." And that time was during the Cold War. Now, space is a race to collaborate — and not just with the usual suspects, but with new players like China, India or South Africa.
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