Monthly Archives: May 2018

Tree planting revisited

Tradition has it that all astronauts plant a tree before their first flight to space from the world’s first and largest spaceport in Baikonur, Kazakhstan. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst had the opportunity to revisit the Cosmonauts Alley,...

Alexander Gerst’s schedule before launch

During the last days before launch Alexander Gerst’s schedule is as busy as always. To give you an impression we’d like to share this general schedule here. So, here’s the plan of the pre-launch activities of ISS...

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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...