German Astronaut Shares 6 Months of Space Travel in 6 Minute Video

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On November 10, German astronaut Alexander Gerst returned from the six-month long “Blue Dot” mission, which was organized by the European Space Agency (ESA) and launched on May 28, 2014.

Now, Gerst released a six-minute timelapse video on ESA’s YouTube channel that combines 12,500 images he took while completing his mission on the International Space Station (ISS).

“Often, while conducting scientific experiments or docking spacecraft, Alexander would set cameras to automatically take pictures at regular intervals. Combining these images gives the timelapse effect seen in this video,” ESA states in an official description of the video.

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The short film features massive auroras, city lights at night, sunrises, clouds, stars, and some footage of ISS and other spacecrafts.

You can find out more about the “Blue Dot” mission and the experiments Gerst conducted in the video below or at ESA’s official blog and website.

Also, if you would like to see some more of Alexander Gerst’s pictures, you can go to his Flickr page or follow him on Twitter: @Astro_Alex.


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