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Three New Crew Members Prepare For International Space Station

first_img Listen X 00:00 /00:48 Ed Mayberry | Houston Public MediaISS crew members Alexander Gerst, Sergey Prokopyev and Serena Aunon-Chancellor.Alexander Gerst from Germany will join the other two for Expedition 57. It’s Gerst’s second trip to the space station. He said before his first flight, he saw space as a very special place.“When I was up there, I actually learned that it was the opposite. So the real special place — and that’s what you realize in space — is actually our planet Earth. And that was a very beautiful thought, and it left me with the longing of coming back.”Sergey Prokopyev is commander of the Soyuz spacecraft that will ferry the three to the space station. It’s his first trip, and it’s also the first time for NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor. She’s a physician and will be conducting medical experiments on fellow crew members. It’s part of research for preparing for a multi-year mission to Mars. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Sharelast_img


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