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debate so to say but i think that off couple of important input it is $42.00 plus 2 that the space program one is that much of the space program has been vo to woods develop and missions in a sense. and 2nd i think also the global commercial space market ok's and but i'm afraid i'm afraid we have to leave it there thank you so very much for joining us you're watching w. news. if you ever have to cover up a murder that's a place to make an exit. raring to. go like this. just. the streets. go to their girl max you tube channel. ugly mind of stewards.
with exclusive rights. to seek counseling for tax cuts or to. curious minds. do it yourself network or simply. so subscribers don't mislead. you. mathias morrow wants to go to the moon 50 years after the 1st lunar landing he's training to be one of the next astronauts to set foot on the moon and maybe the 1st european. lunar missions have taken a back seat for decades but now a new space race is growing. market.
for. good stable with. appearances can be deceiving this dusty landscape is not the moon but a volcanic surface on the spanish island of. here. some basic light from your love affair below radar. and french astronaut training stefano i gearing up for the next moon landing are they testing special equipment and gathering igneous rock which is similar to that found on the moon if mathias marah does make it to the moon he'll need to be able to identify everything he sees. and i think. that's the beauty of. this is what i was looking for. when i
walk on the moon there will be many rocks there are rocks all around us. i know why should i bring this one and not the others well that's part of my training. on this in a volcano 2 days ago. but also. doesn't mean it's all of being a mineral that comes from deep underground from close to the earth's mantle it's got us in there this month the geologists are really keen on making a discovery like this on the moon of the month because samples like this could tell you a lot about the moon's composition. because more. would you also miss the hope of course is that someday i might find a great stone or sample like this on the moon and i feel that so much by just 5 minutes away on foot there's a command center this team is practicing how to communicate with astronauts on the moon and the scientists are in the blue tent next to it ground control.
we are seeing side e.v.a.'s she was 1700. so looking good still we got a read of it on the good. outside journalists awaiting them mainly from the local media they're interested in mathias mauer the astronauts. could look at the go here yes that you've been able he recently tweeted life isn't always fair my 2 good friends did all the hard work and only i got the attention which after all the commotion my own returns to the desolate landscape. been here here when i'm walking on the surface of. i feel a bit as if i'm on the moon the moon on. i'm really getting to get there 1st one after that some more laws but i can tell from the technology that it's still a long way off and we've still got to learn a lot improve
a lot from our is 49 he was born a year after the 1st moon landing some of these scoops state back to the apollo mission they are being tested here to see if they can be improved on. agreement with the way. it's been decades since astronauts have practiced a lunar landing. it had gone out of fashion for a time but now interest has revived all over the world the astronaut center in cologne germany is part of the european space agency a so we have so annoying that there's a new race to the moon that's not between the soviet union and the us like 50 years ago you know i'm going on this is much more of an economic race. it's about being the 1st to fly to the moon the 1st to achieve dominance in space it's about various countries have realized that they can seize and create an economic advantage given
in the 1st ones who can get there will make the rules that the u.s. of course wants to be 1st and stake its claim or the with china has taken them on and they want to land on the moon by 2030 and also to build their own space station that's one of. china is investing heavily in space travel so is learning mandarin as well as russian he wants to cooperate with chinese astronauts and eventually fly to their planned space station. woman shrunk or type you chose. you can make beautiful things from plastic. this is what. the chinese mentality. young. men do or p.o younger than she herself and 2 years ago model went to china for some
training everything took place in mandarin. did you hear the d or the ocean in chinese the words for moon are always the same you know the 1st i thought it was a uniform. you know used to i kept saying i wanted to fly to the us. i thought i should have said you joe. as it was if i can see the moon i have to say you along like the moonlight is beautiful you know of any but when i say i want to fly there i have to say you troll right. ok. the chinese space capsule will have a white limit for astronauts 75 kilos so fitness is a key part of training. this is a typical exercise that prepares you for space a space suit is so tight that you can practically only use your arms when there's a risk of injuring your shoulder muscles when it's closer to fight us and so we do
special exercises to strengthen all the tiny muscles not the big ones which i also don't have right now but the tiny ones on the inside and. some of the hunchbacked. but i was just last month this is what you need very often when you're doing evie a training and so on grant is important internal pressure is 0.4 bar so just moving my hands takes the same effort is trying to squeeze a tennis ball then we practice by taking heavy weights and walking around it's called the farm walk and. these aren't special exercises to insure that astronauts are fit for the moon they still have to be developed these exercises were designed for the international space station mauer will most likely be going there soon but he still has his
sights set on the moon. next stop is virtual new reality is practicing how to use the technology on the moon. if i were. here on the virtual noon the sky's the limit. pick that one up. and you see how strong i am i was throwing towards. the scots i won. i was the missing one i threw right get dangerous. to the left but not with so much training what is the biggest drawbacks of life as an astronaut. drawbacks there aren't any it's kind be i don't feel like i'm missing out on anything i'm really enjoying it to me every day is different and the days
are long and intense i put in more hours than an ordinary 40 hour work week but i enjoy it and i have the right to say it's getting to be too much but i enjoy it and it's a really interesting job. leave it that i love talking about it telling people what the training entails how we're preparing for the future. then telling people how important it is and sparking their enthusiasm. what we're doing these next 10 years will determine what directions things will take in space and who will come out on top so to speak before we europeans have to be part of it you know thought think i have. to spread the word mauer does a lot of air travel to training sessions in china or norway or to a p.r. event in spain but today in berlin he takes the bus instead of a taxi. think of him as an astronaut so my carbon footprint is bad enough as it is .
that's how it is. that's. in the evening he has a little time off well almost like he's meeting d.h. schmidt a colleague from me so. i'm on one scoop of macadamia please and one blueberry cream you know. so you know so what's his favorite flavor going out but there isn't any today. this is blueberry ice cream and blueberries are supposed to be good for the eyes. it's making russian cosmonauts often eat blueberries in the station it can hurt things i wish i didn't think of it i mean. it's a how's it look with our council this november. and that's a lot of changing of course the americans are no longer planning for 2028 but for
2024 years out there it's going along. we need to make sure germans are involved also. germany and europe want to be a part of the u.s. is ambitious plan to send people to the moon by 2024. mathias mera is a 1000000000 planetarium to help convince politicians and business leaders to support the moon mission. and he might be there to see astronauts mathias melhor it's great that you're here welcome. please complete this sentence i'm glad that people are going back to the moon because that's when because it will be an amazing adventure and not only for astronauts. with the right technology we can bring everyone along using virtual 3 d. technology people can just put on a headset and join us when we explore the moon. and everyone here agrees they all
want to go to the moon but what america's real chances of landing on the moon. yes and there are 7 active astronauts in the european astronaut corps so you could say that i have a one in 7 chance. but i think it's a bit presumptious to say that i have such and such percent chance of sort of a plot so you. know there's something you have to work towards about over the next few years i'll have to work hard to make sure i'm in the pool of candidates is important i'm doing one also in russia. and not will depend on government policy in november he says council of ministers will decide whether to pump money into the race till then mathias mara will continue to dream of being the next person to set foot on the moon.
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with the 1st step and every language with the 1st word published in the. rico is in germany to learn german why not i'm with him it's simple online on your mobile and free to sap d w z learning course nikos fake german made easy. for me. just being on the move you just fall in love with that need. money. first of all it's beautiful. we've known looked at it since we were children and seen the face in the moon. we choose to go to the.