ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst greets German planetariums


On 25 July, several German planetariums connected with ESA’s Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany, for a Google Hangout session.

Usually, visitors to a planetarium are explore the starry night sky. But on the evening of 25 July eight German planetariums organised an event to talk about Alexander Gerst’s Blue Dot mission on the International Space Station, the European Astronaut Centre and about human spaceflight in general. A highlight of the evening was this message from Alexander Gerst in space.

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  1. It would be so nice to see videos of what the astronauts see when they look outside to just 'view the scenery'. Some of the mini clips of earth in this video are absolutely stunning.

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