This volume features the most extraordinary images of Space taken by the European Space Agency. It also includes images taken by astronauts, satellites, automatic probes, and the Hubble Space Telescope. These invaluable sources all give an amazing insight into our home planet, the other planets in our solar system and their moons, as well as asteroids, comets, stars and far away galaxies. In the book, you can also accompany astronauts as they journey to the international space station and learn about their daily routine in orbit.
Volker Kratzenberg-Annies studies political science and, after receiving his Ph. D worked as an editor for a German magazine. In 1989 he joined the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Cologne, Germany, where he later became Director for press and public affairs. He has lived in Paris since 2001, where he works for the European Space Agency.