‘Horizons’ is the name of ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s second mission to the International Space Station.
The mission name evokes exploring our Universe, looking far beyond our planet and broadening our knowledge. Alexander would also like to make people realise that there is always a chance to go beyond their personal horizons.
Alexander will be launched on 6 June with US astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyev from the Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan in the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.
Alexander will take over command of the International Space Station for the second half of his mission. Alexander Gerst is the 11th German citizen to fly into space.
The astronaut is now in the last stages of training for his challenging spaceflight. The science programme is packed with European research: more than 50 experiments will deliver benefits to people back on Earth and prepare for future space exploration.
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Horizons mission – docking and hatch opening highlights
Alexander Gerst training for his second ISS mission
ESA astronauts training for ISS
Horizons mission in review
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So cool !
All the best commander🚀🚀,"HORIZONS"….
I'll look forward to your adventure of being a literal space station commander!
Please send a lot of pictures from volcanoes from the ISS too, as you did last time! 😀
This is beautiful.
Irgendwie hatte ich schon immer geahnt / gehofft, dass unser Lieblingsmensch im All Wissenschaftler sein wird. 🙂
Well.. Promising great achievements by pure determination is a bald move 😅
But thanks for the optimism 😎