Biographies of International Astronauts

Gerst

Alexander

Germany

Alexander Gerst

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Personal data

Birthdate:  03.05.1976
Birthplace:  Künzelsau
Marital status:  
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Selection date:  20.05.2009
Selection group:  ESA-3 / EAC
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-13M / ISS-40 / ISS-41  Flight Engineer  28.05.2014

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Double assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-11M  Flight Engineer

Additional information

He studied at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, where he received a master’s degree in physics. He also studied Earth Science at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, where he was awarded a Master of Science. He has been working as a researcher since 2005. In his spare time, he enjoys mountaineering, diving, climbing and skydiving.

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