Posted on 21 July 2018 by Marco Trovatello
Good evening, Kraftwerk!
“Good evening, Kraftwerk, good evening, Stuttgart!” On 20 July 2018 at 21:50 local time, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst welcomed the legendary electronic band Kraftwerk and 7500 visitors to the Jazz Open Festival on Stuttgart’s Schlossplatz – live...
Posted on 18 July 2018 by Alexander
As if I had never left
We arrived safely on the ISS, started our research - and it feels fantastic to be back up here! The launch with the Soyuz rocket was bombastic, but relatively relaxed nonetheless. What sounds like a contradiction has...
Posted on 10 July 2018 by Alison
Latest highlights from the space lab
Over the past couple of weeks ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst began testing how microgravity affects tissue and muscle tone, whether weightlessness has an impact on the way people perceive time, and the volume of nitric oxide in...
Posted on 5 July 2018 by Alison
Testing the tone with Myotones
When you are floating around in a state of perpetual weightlessness, it is easy to lose muscle function and bone mass. However, an area we know much less about is the effect of microgravity on the Human...
Posted on 2 July 2018 by Alison
Moon gazing from space
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is looking to the future. He took this image of Earth's closest neighbour from the International Space Station recently, and it shines a spotlight on the next major focus for ESA and other...