Posted on Monday April 7th, 2014 by blogteam
Training in Japan
Training in Japan with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
Posted on Thursday March 27th, 2014 by blogteam
(Deutsch) Pressekonferenz vom 17.3.2014 am EAC
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Posted on Wednesday March 26th, 2014 by Alexander
Humankind’s biggest adventure
One of the most important goals for spaceflight in the near future is Mars where we could find answers to important scientific and philosophical questions...
Posted on Wednesday March 26th, 2014 by blogteam
Replay of NASA media briefing
The replay of the Expedition 40/41 media briefing held 18 March 2014. Alexander, Max and Reid answered questions from media and from social media
Posted on Monday March 17th, 2014 by blogteam
Blue Dot training
A new video recaps four years of training learning science, survival techniques, new languages, robotic operations and Space Station systems to prepare for his mission. Alexander discusses basic training, overseeing docking of ESA's Automated Transfer Vehicle space...
Posted on Wednesday March 12th, 2014 by blogteam
Tweet your Blue Dot question
On 18 March Alexander and the rest of the Expedition 40/41 crew, Maxim Surayev and Reid Weisman, will be in Houston, USA, holding a press conference. ESA is offering you the chance to have your Blue Dot...
Posted on Tuesday March 11th, 2014 by Alexander
Of robots and humans
When the American Viking probe landed on Mars in it was attempting to find if there was water on Mars. It did not find any water. It wasn’t until 2008 that the Phoenix lander finally proved that...
Posted on Thursday March 6th, 2014 by blogteam
Fit for space: Pre-flight Medical in Cologne
"You do not have to be a top athlete to be an astronaut, but a good level of fitness is important," says Alexander Gerst, describing the fitness requirements for an astronaut. In fact, a professional athlete would...
Posted on Monday March 3rd, 2014 by Alexander
Sitting in a spaceship for the first time
In my last entry I wrote that the best moments of my training were when the curious little child in me wakes up and gets excited. For sure, this will happen more and more often, because when...
Posted on Monday February 24th, 2014 by Alexander
Technical lethargy – or what we can learn from school c...
For a while I feared that the never-ending flow of technical information I absorbed for my mission training, coupled with the fact that I am surrounded by colleagues who have just returned from, or are about to...