ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, Russian commander Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman returned to Earth on November 10, 2014, landing in the Kazakh steppe. Their Soyuz return, landing was in the same Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that flew them to the International Space Station on May 28, 2014. Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, Russian commander Maxim Suraev and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman returned to Earth on November 10, 2014, landing in the Kazakh steppe.
Their Soyuz return, landing was in the same Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft that flew them to the International Space Station on May 28, 2014.
Credit: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2014

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut, Alexander Gerst, video recorded an inside look at speeding back to Earth onboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.The last leg of the return to Earth from space is one of the trickiest and potentially most dangerous moments in the astronaut’s journey.

Alexander Gerst is Germany’s most high profile astronaut.

Between May and November 2014, Gerst spent six months on the ISS for ESA’s Blue Dot mission.

He became the third German to visit the ISS.

Check out this video “The Astronaut Academy: The ‘rollercoaster ride’ of reentry to Earth” made available by Euronews at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5uYR6Zb8oM

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