ESA’s astronaut Alexander Gerst left the International Space Station, his home of the last five months, on Sunday night. The expedition crew he was in set a record for most astronaut crew time spent competely on science in one week: 82 hours on the US segment alone. But as you can see by the images Alexander posted on his FB page, as much as you work, you can’t be untouched by the research environment.


“It’s human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice, really; it’s an imperative.”Michael Collins

Footage credit: ESA
Music credit: Burial- “In McDonalds”