Alexander Gerst at #rp15. Credit: re:publica/Max Spallek (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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Replay: Rosetta and Alexander Gerst at #rp15

We recently announced ESA's participation in Berlin's re:publica conference on 6 May 2015. Now we'd like to amend this  by updating you that replays of the Rosetta and Alexander Gerst sessions are online. re:publica is one of...

Credits: ESA/NASA
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Blue Dot timelapse

Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station...

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Log Entry #18 – Share

ESA-sponsored medical doctor living in Concordia base in Antarctica sends this update on long-distance relationships, talking with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and the importance of sharing: Concordia Base Log Time: L+345 (October 2014)                                                                        Temperature: -45 ˚C Week:...

Soyuz TMA-13M over Earth. Credits: NASA

Undocking

Alexander, Reid and Max undocked from the International Space Station at 01:31 Central European Time. This image shows the Intnernational Space Station as their Soyuz spacecraft retreated from the weightless research centre. The spacecraft performed a roll...

Hatch closing. Credits: ESA/NASA

Hatch closing

Max, Reid and Alexander said goodbye to their colleagues and closed the hatch to their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that will bring them home at 23:27 CET.

Farewell. Credits: ESA/NASA

Watch Alexander return to Earth live

After spending almost six months in space running experiments and maintaining the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth on Monday. Alexander will climb into the Soyuz spacecraft with Roscosmos cosmonaut Max Suraev...