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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.
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."
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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.
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