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Science & Exploration

Thomas Pesquet - Alpha Mission

Date: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 GMT

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Replay: Tue, Jul 28, 2020 | 20:00 - 20:30 GMT | 22:00 - 22:30 CEST

Type: ESA TV Exchange


ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet has been assigned to the second operational flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, launching to the International Space Station in 2021. Thomas’ second mission to the International Space Station will be called Alpha. This is after Alpha Centauri, the closest stellar system to Earth, following the French tradition to name space missions after stars or constellations. 

This B-Roll includes an interview with Thomas Pesquet in English & French, some shots of him at EAC in Köln (Germany)and  training footage at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston (USA).

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