Alexander Gerst’s Mission Name and Logo Announced

29.05.2017

The name and logo of German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst’s mission was announced at a news conference this morning at the European Astronaut Center in Cologne. Named ‘Horizons’, it will be Gerst’s second “research trip” to the International Space Station (ISS) with expedition 56/57. The logo of the mission was revealed, as shown above. A press release by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) that followed the announcement mentioned Bake In Space as one of the planned technology demonstrations for the mission. DLR Mission Manager Volker Schmid said:
“If this experiment actually creates all the necessary qualifications in the run-up to the ISS, this can also be interesting with regard to the supply of fresh food for long-term missions, such as a flight to Mars.”
Watch the full news conference and announcement here (German):