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Suit check for Alexander. Credits: ESA/NASA

Spacewalk update

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s two September spacewalks will be rescheduled due to the postponed launch of Japan’s HTV-7 resupply vehicle. This spacecraft brings new lithium ion batteries to the International Space Station, which Alexander will install on...

Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is heading towards the East coast of USA. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took photos of the Hurricane from the International Space Station that circles Earth 400 km above. Even orbiting our planet from such heights...

Sharing isolation in space – together

The French-Italian Concordia research station in Antarctica, maintained and operated by the French and Italian polar institutes IPEV and PNRA,  is one of the most remote base on Earth. Situated not only near the South Pole, but...

Andreas Mogensen capcom. Credits: NASA–N. Moran

Spacewalk buddies

A spacewalk is nothing new to NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold. Today they will be working outside the Space Station for the ninth and fifth time respectively. Despite These veteran astronauts rely on the work...

Soyuz spacecraft.
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Putting the Soyuz in a spin

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev were launched into space yesterday in their Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.  Their docking with the International Space Station is set for...

Horizons liftoff

Liftoff – Alexander Gerst returns to space on Horizons ...

Today at 11:12 GMT (13:12 CEST) ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was launched into space alongside NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Roscosmos commander Sergei Prokopyev in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch went...

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Blue Dot timelapse

Watch Earth roll by through the perspective of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst in this six-minute timelapse video from space. Combining 12 500 images taken by Alexander during his six-month Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station...

Log Entry #18 – Share

ESA-sponsored medical doctor living in Concordia base in Antarctica sends this update on long-distance relationships, talking with ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and the importance of sharing: Concordia Base Log Time: L+345 (October 2014)                                                                        Temperature: -45 ˚C Week:...

Touchdown. Credits: NASA

Touchdown

Landing at 04:58 Central European Time Alexander, Max and Reid all seemed in great health and spirits.

Soyuz TMA-13M over Earth. Credits: NASA

Undocking

Alexander, Reid and Max undocked from the International Space Station at 01:31 Central European Time. This image shows the Intnernational Space Station as their Soyuz spacecraft retreated from the weightless research centre. The spacecraft performed a roll...