Muninn – knowledge and passion
His first mission to space takes its name from Norse mythology and the two raven accomplices of the god Odin – Muninn and Huginn. Together, the two symbolise the human mind.
According to the myth, the ravens serve as messengers and advisors to their god, sharing all they see and hear. Muninn comes from the Old Norse word munr, that can be translated as mind and passion.
Huginn is the name of ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s mission. Andreas is currently commander of the International Space Station. This will be the first time two Scandinavians live and work together in space.