Mattia Balsamini // GEO Magazine

Jun 13, 2018
Tear Sheets

Photographer Mattia Balsamini is based in Venice, Italy, but recently traveled between the USA, Russia, and Germany to photograph the German astronaut Alexander Gerst in preparation for his mission to the International Space Station for GEO Magazine.

We travelled first to NASA Johnson Space Center to witness the first part of the training, then to Star City in Russia (an ESA facility) and then to Germany at Airbus, as the company developed Cimon, an artificial intelligence device that will accompany the astronauts in this mission.

tear sheet from GEO magazine of astronaut Alexander Gerst by photographer Mattia Balsamini

tear sheet from GEO magazine of astronaut Alexander Gerst by photographer Mattia Balsamini

tear sheet from GEO magazine of astronaut Alexander Gerst by photographer Mattia Balsamini

tear sheet from GEO magazine of astronaut Alexander Gerst by photographer Mattia Balsamini

tear sheet from GEO magazine of astronaut Alexander Gerst by photographer Mattia Balsamini

Publication: GEO Magazin

Writer: Lars Abromeit

Photo Editor: Peter Unterthurner 

Photo Assistant: Teo Zanin

See more of Mattia Balsamini at mattiabalsamini.com

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