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The beginning of Alexander Gerst's "Blue Dot" mission

28 May 2014

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  • Start der "Blue Dot"%2dMission

    The beginning of the "Blue Dot" mission

    On 28 may, German European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched to the International Space Station ISS - the beginning of his "Blue Dot" mission.

On 28 may, German European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst will be launched to the International Space Station ISS - the beginning of his "Blue Dot" mission as part of Space Station Expedition 40/41. His schedule will include experiments on plasma, robotics, metals as well as educational experiments. Gerst is the 14th ESA astronaut to fly to space and the third German who will work aboard the ISS. On the occasion of the launch from the Russian space port Baikonur, DLR is hosting a live broadcast with a supporting programme at its German Space Operations Control Center.

Location:

DLR Oberpfaffenhofen
DLR German Aerospace Center

Münchener Straße 20

82234 Weßling

Tel.: +49 8153 28-2421

Contact:

Klaus Gering
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Corporate Communications

Tel.: +49 2203 601-2321

Fax: +49 2203 601-3249 

Created:
28/04/2014 08:08:00