ESA’s newest astronaut: Matthias Maurer


German citizen, Matthias Maurer, officially graduated as an ESA astronaut on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. Having completed basic and pre-assignment training, he is now qualified to go to space.

From in the classroom to underwater, across Europe, China and beyond, this clip showcases a few highlights from a challenging and rewarding three-year programme.

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  1. Saarlänner im Weltall!
    Vergess de Kaschde Urpils nit, falls na uff Außerirdische treffe! Un e Wappeteller als Begrüßungsgeschenk für Hinkele von de Vega XD
    Wie in de saarlännische Hörspiele über das "Raumschiff Lyoner" mit Gerd Dudenhöffer^^

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