For the first time in history, Denmark is sending its own astronaut into space. And keeping in line with Denmark’s famous love of cycling, he will be testing new Danish bike equipment on the International Space Station.
Andreas Mogensen is due to lift off to the ISS from Baikonur on Wednesday. He will be accompanied by Russia’s Sergei Volkov and Kazakhstan’s Aidyn Aimbetov.
ESA has already dubbed Mogensen “Denmark’s Gagarin.”
And although bike gears won’t be Mogensen’s ONLY concern up on the ISS, the fact that the first Dane in space will be testing them has garnered a lot of attention.
We at ROOM wish good luck to Mogensen and the whole of Denmark in this adventure!