Take a break with ESA astronauts Alexander Gerst, Samantha Cristoforetti, Luca Parmitano and Thomas Pesquet as they discuss living and working in space. In this video, our astronauts talk about their experiences of landing in a Russian Soyuz spacecraft upon returning from the International Space Station.
During a shared coffee break, Luca compares his first landing to his most recent landing the second of which he found much softer than the first. Thomas finds humour in his experience of landing horizontally, while Alex describes a particularly high gravitational load on his return to Earth.
This clip is part of a series of four filmed in February 2020, following Lucas return from the ISS mission on 6 February. It was filmed in the crew quarters of the German Aerospace Center DLRs :envihab facility next to ESAs European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany.
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