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Vision for the Horizons Mission

The countdown is on: ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will begin his second mission next month. Alexander will be launched on 6 June with US astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan...

Overview of the Horizons Mission

Learn more about Alexander Gerst’s second spaceflight with this new overview of the upcoming Horizons mission. Find information about Gerst’s training, life on the International Space Station and scientific research. Download Horizons brochure (PDF)

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New video: Training in Houston

In June 2018 german ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will fly to the International Space Station ISS for the second time in his career. He will take over command of the ISS for the second half of his...

Happy 10th Anniversary, Columbus!

After working every day in the European Columbus laboratory for several months, it became like a second home to me. Yet, despite this seemingly intimate knowledge, I discovered new parts and details every day that I hadn’t...

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...