Symbolic conclusion to Expedition 51

After an astronaut mission the International Space Station mission controls traditionally display the mission patch on their walls. Here are photos of Thomas Pesquet and the Expedition 51 team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA,...

Landing pictures

Pictures of the landing available in high resolution on ESA’s Flickr album:

Proxima ends bringing Thomas closer to home

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet landed on the steppe of Kazakhstan today with Russian commander Oleg Novitsky in their Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft after six months in space. Touchdown was at 14:10 GMT after a four-hour flight from the...

Watch return to Earth – live

On Friday Thomas and Oleg will leave the International Space Station and start the journey home at around 09:30 CEST by entering the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft that will bring the duo back to Earth. Undocking from the Space...

Social Media Messages for Thomas

Here is our roundup of messages for Thomas Pesquet, that we send to him on the International Space Station, starting with two from his friends and family. Youtube This song and video animation was made by a...

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Rémy Gouze – everything is under control

Video has English subtitles. Proxima team #6 “My name is Rémy Gouze, I’m 42 and I work as a ground controller here at CADMOS. My job is to operate the control room for the Proxima mission with...

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« Fais décoller ta vidéo » – the winners are…

A few months ago France’s space agency CNES held a competition to make YouTube videos on space. The winners win a parabolic flight to record a video in microgravity! The winners In the category Fiction:   Category...

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PROXIMA – CNES EXPERIMENTS: #7 PERSPECTIVES

English subtitles available. CNES has developed 7 experiments that Thomas Pesquet is performing for his Proxima mission aboard the ISS. One of them is PERSPECTIVES, a virtual-reality platform designed for neuroscience experiments in microgravity. Studying astronauts’ brains...

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Jean Mignot – An experienced experimenter

Video has English subtitles. Proxima team #5 “My name is Jean Mignot, I worked at CNES for 30 years in various fields, notably on satellite altitude control systems, which has led me to define an experiment called...

Diary Entry 11: Culture on the Space Station

Some clichés irritate me. Like the one that scientists, engineers or mathematicians are only interested in numbers and experiments. That is simply false. I do not claim to be an expert when it comes to music, cinema...