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Wed 09 Jul 2014

Our man in space – nobeo covers the rocket launch to the ISS Space Station

Our man in space – nobeo covers the rocket launch to the ISS Space Station

Admittedly the really special (and highly impressive) technology needed to realise this project belongs to other people.

Our mission on 28 May was this: blast off into space.
This at least was the case for Alexander Gerst, an astronaut from the ESA, who was on a Soyuz rocket launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a six-month stint at the ISS International Space Station. On behalf of the DLR (National Aeronautics and Space Research Centre of the Federal Republic of Germany) nobeo1 was stationed at the Columbus Control Centre in Oberpfaffenhofen, the coordination point for all experimental research projects in space and where the astronauts are monitored as they go about their work. From this spectacular location nobeo provided the live stream broadcast signal of the rocket launch.

This enabled viewers to experience the start of this exciting journey live on the internet and various TV channels (e.g. the ARD third channels and N24). Incidentally, Cologne-born Alexander Gerst took a very special souvenir with him in his suitcase: a piece of sandstone masonry from Cologne Cathedral.

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