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‘Dream come true’ for Germany’s International Space Station astronaut

Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut, is to join the research team on the International Space Station in 2014, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) revealed on 18 September.

Gerst was chosen by the European Space Agency from 13,000 candidates for a 6-month mission, to start in December 2014. He is scheduled to undertake research projects on the effect of zero gravity on humans, but also on medicine, physics and human biology.

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