The Danish Astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2015 has now been given a name: iriss.
The name of the mission is a combination of Iris and ISS. Iris was a Greek goddess, the messenger of the Olympian gods and the personification of the rainbow. As messenger she represents the connection between humanity and cosmos and heaven and earth.
Read more: Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs