Alumni Magazine "keep in touch"

  Matthias Maurer in front of space equipment © ESA - Sabine Grothues  

Issue 75, Summer Semester 2023

"Cosmic Kiss – A Love for Space"



The “keep in touch” alumni magazine is now available in an online version.


After Hans Schlegel, he is the second RWTH alumnus with space experience: Matthias Maurer spent about six months in space on the ISS (International Space Station) from November 2021 to May 2022. This makes him the 13th German to travel to space. Maurer earned his doctorate from 1999 to 2004 at RWTH Aachen University’s Institute of Materials Science (now the Surface Engineering Institute).

In an interview with “keep in touch,” Matthias Maurer talks about his “Cosmic Kiss” mission in space, why a Mars expedition is not realistic just yet, and what his relationship with RWTH Aachen University looks like today.

Other topics:

  • Spectrum: Sustainability and Waste Management in India - “RWTH India Alumni Insights” Web Seminar Series
  • Science & Business: “Women at the Reiff” - Female Perspectives in University Research
  • Öcher Leben: ZwischenZeit am Büchel - The New Old Town Quarter Büchel

and more.

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