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The Astronaut Alexander Gerst is the first German commander on the International space station (ISS) - as of Saturday, he will be the German with the longest sp

Long-term stay: Astronaut Gerst record shall, in All

The Astronaut Alexander Gerst is the first German commander on the International space station (ISS) - as of Saturday, he will be the German with the longest sp

Long-term stay: Astronaut Gerst record shall, in All

The Astronaut Alexander Gerst is the first German commander on the International space station (ISS) - as of Saturday, he will be the German with the longest space practice. If you count together both of his space missions, Gerst has spent on Saturday, according to the German centre for air and space travel (DLR) 351 days in space. So he'll break the previous record of his colleague Thomas Reiter, who's been 350 days in space, said DLR spokesman Andreas Schütz.

Thus, travel Agency, Esa Astronaut with the longest time in space is Gerst also within the European space. Some Russians and Americans, however, were more than twice as long in space.

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"I'm happy for Alex with all my heart, especially because I know how much work, effort and perseverance are necessary to spend a long time in Orbit," said Reiter. "His work as a scientist, as a flight engineer and as commander, is now inextricably linked with the history of the ISS. Not only we, as the European astronauts and cosmonauts can be proud of."

A German record tab remains for the time being: He has graduated as an Astronaut three spacewalks at the ISS. Gerst has been a. Two other exits were not planned this Time, I came up with.

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As with its first Mission of 2014, Gerst lets his Followers on Twitter to his time in space - with stunning images of the earth and of the work on the ISS. At the Station, he has tested most recently the assistant robot, "Cimon".

At the 6. June Gerst broken to the ISS. His return to earth was delayed after the false start of two colleagues from Russia and the United States with a Soyuz rocket in October. In the meantime a detachment arrived but on the International space station, U.S. astronaut Anne McClain, canadian David Saint-Jacques and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko. Gerst will be along Chancellor with the Russians Sergeij Prokopyev, and the American Serena Auñón-on 20. December fly back to earth.

chs/dpa

Publish Date : 08 Aralık 2018 Cumartesi 08:00

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