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after a crash with dutch driver max 1st off adam hamilton remains top of the driver's standing there up to date now on d w news coming up we'll have more on the lunar theme in our reporter's segment with a portrait of the man hoping to be the 1st german on the moon and i'm mary and evan stand from me as the entire team here in berlin and thanks for watching. the forrester equivalent to $36.00 which is cleared every. hour consumerism is causing a radical depletion of forests. for 25.
forests and money. the tragic reality behind. the exploiting. starts july 24th w. our out 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 backseat for decades but now a new space race. with
. appearances can be deceiving this dusty landscape is not the moon but a volcanic surface on the spanish island of. maui and french astronaut training. 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 mera 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 a. 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 doesn't. go on this in the 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 and there this month was 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. 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 the scientists are in the blue tent next to it ground control.
we are seeing sight even a single $1700.00. so you can go still read about. it on the good. outside journalists awaiting them mainly from the local media they're interested in mathias moua the astronauts. are going to look at the go here yes down to the name where 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 moonscape. been here here when i'm walking on the surface of. i feel a bit as if i'm on the moon the movement on. i'm really it ching 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 it 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 we are in 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 cell we have so annoying that there's a new race to the moon that's not between the soviet union and the u.s. 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 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 so 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 from horde side. you can make beautiful things from plastic. this is what. the chinese mentality. young. young pseudo. p.r. young a donkey. 2 years ago mao to went to china for some training everything took place
in man during. did you hear the d. or the ocean a chinese the words for moon are always the same you and i 1st i thought it was a uniform. i kept saying i wanted to fly to the un on i thought i should have said you joe. that was if i can see the moon i have to say you long like the moonlight is beautiful i love it 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 isn't typically 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 5 as well 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 ground 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 the walk. and these aren't special exercises to ensure 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 one up. and see how strong i am i was throwing towards. the scouts i want. you i was the missing one i threw right get dangerous. to the left 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 every day is different than the days are
long and intense but 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. i love talking about it telling people what the training entails how we're preparing for the future and even telling people how important it is in 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. to spread the word maori 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. rank and 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 there are so what's his favorite flavor of the coconut 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 awfully blueberries in the station it can hurt things i wish on the recovery. but 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 so. 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 welcomed. please complete the sentence i'm glad that people are going back to the moon because i see them 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 that people can just put on a headset and join us when we explore the moon with. 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. that something you have to work towards over the next few years i'll have to work hard to make sure i'm in the pool of candidates and supporters i'm going on also in russia. i'm not will depend on government policy in november he says council of ministers will decide whether to pump money into the rice till then mathias mara will continue to dream of being the next person to set foot on the moon.
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