It’s not that we have any plans for space domination or something. And it probably won’t last 1000 years, but starting today - which by the way is the German National Holiday, so it’s a good day to not start conquering the galaxy - the International Space Station will begin its mission 57, commanded by its second European and first German commander, Alexander Gerst. A.k.a. Astro Alex, in case you find that less - menacing... ;)

Plans of building a moonbase have not been confirmed...

...but I’m, sure there’ll be a strict schedule of football and bratwurst in Space from now on.


Good Luck, Herr Gerst.