The Latest Issue of Our Alumni Magazine "keep in touch" Is Out!

Astronaut Matthias Maurer Copyright: © ESA – Sabine Grothues

Cosmic Kiss – A Love for Space. Matthias Maurer, ESA astronaut, talks with "keep in touch" in the latest issue.


The RWTH Alumni magazine "keep in touch" is now out with a new issue. Matthias Maurer is in the spotlight in this issue. He pursued his doctorate at the Institute of Materials Science (now the Institute of Surface Technology) at RWTH from 1999 to 2004.

After Hans Schlegel, Maurer is the second RWTH alumnus with experience in space. Maurer spent around six months on the International Space Station (ISS) from November 2021 to May 2022. In the interview, Maurer talks about his Cosmic Kiss space mission, explains why a Mars expedition is not quite realistic right now and describes what ties he has with RWTH nowadays.

Further topics in this issue include the UNESCO Chair for Cultural Heritage and Urban Development, the Leonardo Project at RWTH, and the "ZwischenZeit" Project at Büchel in Aachen.

Read the latest issue here.