Author Archives: Marco Trovatello

ESA’s Susanne Altenburger training with mobiPV at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. Image credit: ESA.

Smartphones, tablets, video calling and more…

  We, the PR and communications team behind Alexander Gerst, are often asked by media and the public whether the crew have smartphones on board the International Space Station, whether video calls are possible or how @Astro_Alex...

Leak detected aboard Space Station

Update: 31 August, 17:42 CEST, 15:42 UTC – Source: NASA ISS Blog The Expedition 56 crew (Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and Roscosmos astronauts Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev) resumed a...

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...

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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New video: Training in Houston

In June 2018 german ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will fly to the International Space Station ISS for the second time in his career. He will take over command of the ISS for the second half of his...

Alexander Gerst at #rp15. Credit: re:publica/Max Spallek (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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Replay: Rosetta and Alexander Gerst at #rp15

We recently announced ESA’s participation in Berlin’s re:publica conference on 6 May 2015. Now we’d like to amend this  by updating you that replays of the Rosetta and Alexander Gerst sessions are online. re:publica is one of...