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Exploring our Solar System is one of humankind's most exciting adventures. ESA selected its first astronauts in 1978 for the 1983 Spacelab mission on NASA's Space Shuttle. Here you'll find more about our current astronauts – the class of 2009.

Thomas Pesquet

Parcourez les photos de la Terre prises par Thomas !

(English) Browse all Thomas Pesquet’s pictures on a map of the world and more.

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Astronauts

(English) Thomas and Matthias talk training in Astro Chat series

(English) ESA astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Matthias Maurer are training for upcoming missions to the International Space Station. Follow their journey in our Astro Chat series.

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Matthias Maurer

Video: Matthias trains at NASA’s JSC

ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer has started pre-assignment training at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, USA. He brings viewers along on his journey to date in the first in a series of vlogs. Though the date and spacecraft for Matthias’ mission to the International Space Station are yet to be set, he is the […]

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Astronauts

(English) At home with ESA

(English) Efforts are underway around the world to stop the spread of coronavirus, which means many of us are confined to our homes. We're unable to visit loved ones and in some cases, unable to go outside at all. Not being able to go about our normal daily lives, coupled with the risk of contracting this new and highly contagious virus, brings up all kinds of emotions. So we asked astronauts and experts who have experienced long periods of isolation or quarantine for their tips to help us through.

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Luca Parmitano

(English) Operation Aikidō

(English) Adrianos Golemis is an ESA flight surgeon based at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. He spent nine months in isolation at Concordia research station and three weeks in quarantine with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano. He is currently working at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. In this second post of a two-part blog series he helps you use isolation to your advantage.

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Luca Parmitano

(English) A chance in the shadow

(English) Adrianos Golemis is an ESA flight surgeon based at the European Astronaut Centre in Cologne, Germany. He spent nine months in isolation at Concordia research station and three weeks in quarantine with ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano. He is currently working at a hospital in Thessaloniki, Greece. In this first post of a two-part blog series he gives his tips for life in isolation.

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Thomas Pesquet

Thomas commence à s’entraîner pour une deuxième mission spatiale

L'astronaute de l'ESA Thomas Pesquet a préparé ses bagages pour Houston, aux États-Unis, et à la fin de ce mois, il commencera son entraînement pour la prochaine mission de l'ESA à la Station spatiale internationale.

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