Thomas Pesquet

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Thomas Pesquet

Thomas Pesquet, who was born on the 27th of February of 1978 in Rouen of France is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency, astronaut. At the age of 42 years, Thomas has traveled to space as a flight engineer and has been selected for another travel in 2021.

Name Thomas Pesquet
Birthday 27 February,1978
Age 42 years
Gender Male
Nationality French
Ethnicity White/European
Profession Engineer, Airline Pilot
Married/Single Married
Wife Anne Mottet
Instagram thom_astro

Pesquet has two brothers and is married to his wife, Anne Mottet. According to the wiki, Thomas is a black belt in judo and loves swimming, jogging and playing basketball. Pesquet is an adventurous person and he has a license for scuba diving and parachuting as well.

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Fin du suspense : c’est avec le Crew Dragon 🐉🚀 de SpaceX que je décollerai l’année prochaine ! L’entraînement a déjà débuté dans son cockpit futuriste… et la date de départ est avancée au printemps ⏱📚. Il ne reste plus qu’à installer l’application “lancement” sur ces tablettes géantes 😉🙃😅… / Stay tuned for more updates ! / Looks like I’ll be the first European to ever ride a Dragon into space! Training has already started at SpaceX’s facilities, for a launch date sometime in spring 2021. Stay tuned for more updates… and wait how do you install the “launch” app on these giant tablet-screens? 😅😉🙃 . . . #space #SpaceX #ESA #NASA #JAXA #CSA #roskosmos #ISS #astronaut #Dragon #fly #flight #train #2020 #2021 #igers #instagram #instaspace #staytuned #earthfromspace #aerospace #cockpit #crew #international

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10 Facts on Thomas Pesquet

  1. According to the bio, Thomas graduated with a master’s degree from the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space in 2001 and from Air France flight school in 2006.
  2. Pesquet speaks French, English, Spanish, Chinese, German, and Russian very fluently. He is also a member of the French Aeronautics and Astronautics Association, and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
  3. Thomas started to work as a spacecraft dynamics engineer in Madrid, Spain in the year 2001 and as a research engineer at the French space agency between 2002 and 2004.
  4. After completing the flight training program, Pesquet worked as a commercial pilot attending more than 2000 hours of flight.
  5. In 2009, Thomas joined the European Space Agency and completed his Astronaut Basic training within the next year. Pesquet became the youngest member of European Space corps.
  6. On June 10, 2014, the engineer served as an aquanaut in the Aquarius underwater laboratory during NEEMO 18 undersea exploration mission.
  7. Thomas Pesquet went to space on Soyuz MS-03 on November 17, 2016, and spent six months on the International Space Station as a part of Expedition 50/51.
  8. The French astronaut did his first EVA with Astronaut Shane Kimbrough which lasted for 5 hours and 58 minutes.
  9. On March 11, 2020, ESA announced for Pesquet to travel to ISS in the second half of 2021 for another six months stay from an American Commercial Crew Vehicle.
  10. The information on salary and net worth of Thomas Pesquet is not available.