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'Blue Dot - Shaping the future' - Alexander Gerst's mission to space

At 21:57 CEST on 28 May 2014, German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, en route to the International Space Station (ISS). He is the third German to live and work on board the ISS. During his mission, which will last 166 days, Alexander Gerst will be involved in 100 different experiments from the various ISS partners.

The latest images acquired during the Bluedot mission are available in our image gallery.