Moon mission: A long journey into space | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

Matthias Maurer has always dreamed of being the first German on the moon. Out of 8,500 applicants who share the same dream, he was one of only 10 selected. Now, he’s going through rigorous astronaut training.

For a few decades, the moon was no longer the focus of scientists and astronomers but this is changing. There seems to be a new race to the moon. The US and China, as well as Europe, are hoping not only to acquire scientific knowledge but also economic advantages with a new landing. That’s why Matthias Maurer’s dream could soon become true. The 49-year-old materials scientist from Saarland in western Germany is tapped to go into space with the European Space Agency (ESA). It could start as early as 2024. Until then, he faces an intense training regimen and is learning Russian and Chinese as well as how to operate complex machines. A report by Lea Albrecht.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary.

Subscribe to DW Documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW39
...

Our other YouTube channels:
DW Documental (in spanish):
https://www.youtube.com/dwdocumental

DW Documentary وثائقية دي دبليو: (in arabic):
https://www.youtube.com/dwdocarabia


For more documentaries visit also:

http://www.dw.com/en/tv/docfilm/s-3610

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/dwdocumentary/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/dw.stories


DW netiquette policy:
https://p.dw.com/p/MF1G

Found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYKzUGd47fE

"