Moonset over Alaska. Credit: ESA/NASA

Next stop: the Moon

ESA’s vision for near-future lunar exploration will soon be shared at the Symposium ‘Moon 2020-2030: A new Era of Human and Robotic Exploration’. As part of this Symposium, ESA is organising the ESA Moon Challenge. This international...

Moonset over Alaska. Credit: ESA/NASA

Next stop: the Moon

ESA’s vision for near-future lunar exploration will soon be shared at the Symposium ‘Moon 2020-2030: A new Era of Human and Robotic Exploration’. As part of this Symposium, ESA is organising the ESA Moon Challenge. This international...

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...

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:...

Touchdown. Credits: NASA

Touchdown

Landing at 04:58 Central European Time Alexander, Max and Reid all seemed in great health and spirits.

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.