SPACEWALK #2: Live Updates

We will be posting updates on today's Spacewalk below: 11:43 Shane (EV1) and Thomas (EV2) are now in the Quest airlock as Peggy and Oleg monitor 11:50 Peggy has closed the hatch with Thomas & Shane on the other side. They will now pump the air out of the airlock. Then Thomas will be first to leave the station. 11:56 Shane and Thomas are ahead of schedule already. Peggy is monitoring the airlock pressure 12:00 The duo are now just minutes away from leaving the station. 12:06 Peggy saves some photos of the spacewalkers before they exit the station. 12:18 Final checks. 12:22 Depressurisation is complete and Shane and Thomas open the...

Thomas in same white spacesuit holding onto handrail during his first spacewalk. Credits: Roscosmos
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Second spacewalk live

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough will venture outside the International Space Station to install a new computer and disconnect a docking adapter to allow its move to a new location. They will spend...

Moving the pressurised mating adapter in 2009. Credits: NASA
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Second spacewalk for Thomas – details

On Friday 24 March NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will head outside the International Space Station for their second time as a spacewalking duo. It is the first in a series of three...

Social Media Messages for Thomas – Birthday special

Here is our roundup of messages for Thomas Pesquet, that we send to him on the International Space Station. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/BRBYU2nBidp/ Quand @thom_astro décore encore plus les murs de notre classe... ! #maitresse #teampe #vismaviedeprof #vismaviedinstit #dansmaclasse...

Diary Entry 8: Food on the International Space Station

In collaboration with le Parisien Magazine / Aujourd'hui-en-France Magazine If I had been told, a few years ago, that I would celebrate my 39th birthday on the International Space Station, I would never have believed it ......

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet recording his oxygen levels. Credits: ESA/NASA

Thomas on a diet for ENERGY

For 11 days Thomas is taking part in the ENERGY experiment that looks at the energy expenditure of astronauts during a long spaceflight. It is a complicated experiment that started, before Thomas’ spaceflight and will continue when...

Thomas working with the Space Station freezers. Credits: ESA/NASA
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Two months of European science on the Space Station

It has been over eight weeks since our last science update on the International Space Station for ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Listing everything he has done would be impractical so this time here’s a recap of European-led...

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Proxima experiments by CNES : #4 Matiss

CNES has developed 7 experiments that Thomas Pesquet is performing for his Proxima mission aboard the ISS. One of them is MATISS, an experiment to test smart surfaces made from materials that limit the spread of germs....