Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander 18 May 2016
Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander 18 May 2016 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has been assigned a new mission to the International Space Station, where he will fulfil the role of commander during the second part of his six-month mission in 2018.
German Chancellor Merkel welcomes ESA astronaut to her home region26 November 2015 German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst and ESA Director Thomas Reiter joined German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently in her home region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, in the very northeast of Germany.
Alexander’s rollercoaster ride from space to Germany06 November 2014
Alexander’s rollercoaster ride from space to Germany06 November 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has spent almost six months on the International Space Station running experiments and maintaining the weightless research outpost with his crewmates. After landing in Kazakhstan, he will become ESA’s first astronaut to r...
Alexander Gerst set for spacewalk03 October 2014
Alexander Gerst set for spacewalk03 October 2014 ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst has spent four months in the relative safety of the International Space Station but on Tuesday he will venture into open space with NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman on a seven-hour spacewalk.