German astronaut arrives home in Cologne after 197 days on ISS

German astronaut Alexander Gerst arrives home in Cologne after spending 197 days on the International Space Station. Gerst and two other astronauts had a troubled stint on the ISS marred by an air leak and the failure of a rocket set to bring new crew members.

International Space Station

Videographic illustrating the International Space Station. Three astronauts landed back on Earth on Thursday after a troubled stint on the ISS marred by an air leak and the failure of a rocket set to bring new crew members. One astronaut, Alexander Gerst, from Germany, has spent a total of 363 days on the ISS, a record for the European Space Agency.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Soyuz spacecraft successfully docks with ISS

The first manned Soyuz flight since a failed launch in October successfully docks at the International Space Station. IMAGES

Successful Soyuz launch sends 3 astronauts to ISS

(3 Dec 2018) Three astronauts have blasted off to the International Space Station, a successful launch that follows October’s aborted mission. Since the mishap, four successful Soyuz launches have been conducted to clear the path for the crew’s launch. (Dec. 3)

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Farewell ceremony for crew members of latest ISS

(19 Nov 2018) A farewell ceremony was held on Monday at Russia’s Star City for crew members of the ISS expedition 58, ahead of an expected launch on December 3. (Nov. 19)

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