Monthly Archives: May 2014


Hatch open

(Deutsch) Video vom Hinüberschweben der Crew von der Sojus zur ISS.


Alex in space

A great launch as for Alexander, Max and Reid. Now heading towards the International Space Station. More pictures on ESA’s Flickr stream:

Soyuz TMA-13

Soyuz with Alexander

The Soyuz that will bring Expedition 40 to the Space Station stands proud in the night. Alexander, Reid and Maxim are already in place and have a two hour wait until launch as engineers do final checks...

As Soyuz backup crew.

Rocket launch part 1

(Deutsch) Ich wusste, dass es eindrucksvoll und laut werden würde, soviel war klar. Schließlich hatte ich Jahre zuvor das Space Shuttle in den schwarzen Nachthimmel von Cape Canaveral starten sehen. Nur anscheinend vergisst man als Mensch solche...


Watch the docking of Alexander Gerst and crewmates

On 28 May, German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, NASA’s Reid Wiseman and Russian Maxim Suraev will be launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a challenging six-month mission on the International Space...

Training emergencies in USA. Credits: NASA


How will I find my underwear hidden away in the 1000 lockers on the Space Station? Spending many years training every day for a space mission you get to know your colleagues very well. Reid Wiseman is...

Space Station path projected over Europe

Spot Alexander in space

A few hours after the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft is launched with Alexander, Max and Reid on board, the International Space Station will fly over Western Europe. You can see our ISS from Earth just by looking up...