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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.

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...

Credits: ESA/NASA

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


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


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...

Hatch closing. Credits: ESA/NASA

Hatch closing

Max, Reid and Alexander said goodbye to their colleagues and closed the hatch to their Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that will bring them home at 23:27 CET.

Farewell. Credits: ESA/NASA

Watch Alexander return to Earth live

After spending almost six months in space running experiments and maintaining the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will return to Earth on Monday. Alexander will climb into the Soyuz spacecraft with Roscosmos cosmonaut Max Suraev...