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...

Kleines Leck an Bord der Raumstation entdeckt

Aktualisierung: 31. August, 17:53 MESZ Die Crew der Expedition 56 (Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold und Serena Auñón-Chancellor, ESA-Astronaut Alexander Gerst und die Roscosmos-Astronauten Oleg Artemyev und Sergey Prokopyev) nahm am heutigen Freitag auf der Internationalen Raumstation wieder...

Die weite Welt des Wassers

Wasser ist für uns oft eine Selbstverständlichkeit, aber das ist im Weltraum bei weitem nicht der Fall. Transport und Lagerung einer ausreichenden Menge auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS sind aufwändig – daher werden bis zu 80 Prozent...

Preparing for spacewalk. Credits: NASA

A September of spacewalks

There is no German version of this blog entry. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is gearing up to step outside the International Space Station, not once, but twice in September. And the second time he does so, he...

Dragon, Sextanten und Redundanzen

Wir hatten Besuch von der Erde: Der Raumtransporter SpaceX Dragon CRS-15 hat Nachschub an Proviant und vor allem neue wissenschaftliche Experimente zur ISS gebracht - und uns damit auch eine Menge Arbeit beschert.

(English) Watch live – controlling a robot from space

(English) Part of the ESA-led METERON (Multi-Purpose End-to-End Robotic Operations Network) project, Justin the humanoid robot from the DLR Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics is paving the way for astronauts to control robots from orbit. And now,...

(English) Latest snapshot of science in space

(English) It is not just astronauts who perform differently in space. Alongside experiments looking at time perception, resting muscle tone and hand-eye coordination, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is also working with researchers to better understand foam, metal,...