Sunday, 1st October 2023
<To guardian.ng
Search

Thomas Pesquet

9 Nov 2021
It's an immense moment of pride for the whole team as French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his crewmates return to Earth. The four astronauts splashed down successfully off the coast of Florida in a SpaceX capsule. It marks the end of Pesquet's six-month mission in space, where he became the first ever French astronaut to command the International Space Station. We spoke to his colleague and friend RĂ©mi Canton, who led the mission for the CNES, the French space studies agency.
17 Nov 2020
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has already made his childhood dream come true and will soon relive it again. In the spring of 2021, he will return to space on board SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, headed for the International Space Station (ISS). In an interview with FRANCE 24, Pesquet told us more about his mission. He also reacted to the historic launch of the same Crew Dragon capsule from Florida on a flight to the ISS with four astronauts on board. Sunday's launch is NASA's first fully fledged mission sending a crew into orbit on board a privately owned spacecraft.
1 Aug 2020
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be the first European to fly on board the new SpaceX Dragon 2, which is due to blast off from Cape Canaveral for the International Space Station in the spring of 2021. Pesquet already spent six months on board the ISS from November 2016 to June 2017. He spoke to FRANCE 24 about training for his return to space, why his new mission is called "Alpha" and why he thinks a manned mission to Mars will happen within his lifetime.
2 Jun 2017
Expedition 51 crew members Oleg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesquet bid an emotional farewell to Commander Peggy Whitson aboard the International Space Station, before returning to earth.

Latest

17 mins ago
On Inside Stuff with Martins Oloja, the multi-award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian this week, asks Nigerians to stop serving the God of small things (Part 2).
36 mins ago
PM Mateusz Morawiecki says measures will combat illegal migration from Slovakia, which has arrested 27,000 migrants so far this year. Poland says it doesn't want to be accused of having porous borders.
36 mins ago
Since recording began in 1979, the surface area of sea ice around Antarctica when it should be at its maximum size was at the lowest level "by a wide magin," according to US data.
1 day ago
Josep Borrell, the EU's high representative for foreign and security policy, speaks to Talking Europe from New York, where he is attending the annual United Nations General Assembly. We discuss the big issues facing the EU in the world: Ukrainian grain exports and food security; the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia; the EU's strategy in the Sahel, and migration.
1 day ago
Germany and France decided to jointly develop key weapons systems, but several have been abandoned. And now, the MGCS battle tank prestige project is meeting a lot of resistance.
1 day ago
This week in Across Africa, Georja Calvin-Smith speaks to Namibian President Hage Geingob ahead of his arrival in New York for the UN General Assembly. He shares his perspective on governance, the impact of Africa's first climate change summit and the role of the African Union in responding to regional upheaval.