Monthly Archives: July 2018

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst live from the ISS with Kraftwerk at Jazz Open, Stuttgart. 20 July 2018. Credit: Sitara Schmitz.
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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...

Like I 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...

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...

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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...

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...