For the second time, Florian Noller (sponsor and member of the Kepler Society) made it possible for us to have an exciting encounter with the legendary cosmonauts who have achieved something special for international space travel. After the visit of the first spacewalker, Alexej Leonov, and the record holder with the most exits into free space, Anatoli Solovjov, in September 2015 (see report below), another space legend has now visited the hometown of the astronomer Johannes Kepler in April 2016.
No one has left our home planet longer than the Russian cosmonaut Gennadi Padalka, who spent more than 878 days in space during his five space flights. He reported on this personally during a visit to the Keplerstadt Weil der Stadt in schools, in the children's university and in a public evening event about his experiences on the International Space Station (ISS) and his stays in space. The audience was thrilled!
The record holder Gennadi Padalka said, among other things, "It is an honor for me to be in the city of Kepler. Our work is based on Kepler's laws.
More information and the program of the public events on April 28 can be found here