Now 8 weeks into the PromISSe mission, André updates us on his latest news from the International Space Station in his blog: “The news came that I will be going back home later than planned. Space travel can be unpredictable in this way. A leak was found on the Sojuz capsule that was supposed to ferry the Expedition 31 crew up here. So the next Sojuz in line is being prepared quickly. It will not be ready before mid-march so the launch has been delayed by two months…”

Read more in André’s blog: ‘Return delayed and nice presents from Earth’