A visit to Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome
German astronaut Alexander Gerst is set to take off abroad a Soyuz rocket from Kazakhstan's Baikonur spaceport for his second trip into space. DW's Juri Rescheto has been following preparations for the ESA mission "Horizons" up close.
ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst set for next ISS mission
Gerst, the first German commander of the ISS, talks to DW ahead of his second trip to the International Space Station, where he will be joined by US astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor and Russian cosmonaut Sergej Prokopyev