Orbital Science's Cygnus Orbital-2 spacecraft undocking from the International Space Station 15 August 2014. ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was in control of the vehicle and communications while colleague NASA astronaut Steve Swanson operated the Station's robotic arm.
The spacecraft was berthed on 16 July 2014.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst is sharing his incredible views from 400 km above on the International Space Station.
Alexander will run over 100 experiments for all space agencies during his six-month Blue Dot mission.
Read more about his mission at http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Blue_dot
Follow Alexander here: http://alexandergerst.esa.int/