Alexander Gerst training in Houston

Date: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 | 06:30 - 06:50 GMT | 08:30 - 08:50 CEST

Replay: Tue, Apr 10, 2018 | 18:00 - 18:20 GMT | 20:00 - 20:20 CEST

Type: ESA TV Exchange

Format: 16:9

Soon ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst will fly to the ISS aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.

Lift off is currently scheduled on 6 June from Baikonur at 11h11 GMT.

It will be the second mission in space for the German astronaut who will also be commander of the International Space Station.

This video shows his training for ISS at Johnson Space Centre in Houston,

It includes and interview with Alex Gerst in English and German.

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