ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will call the European Astronaut Centre from the Space Station for a live video conference with media from 14:10 (15:10 CET) 23 November.
Thomas’ Proxima mission is the ninth long-duration mission for an ESA astronaut. It is named after the closest star to the Sun – continuing a tradition of naming missions with French astronauts after stars and constellations.
Thomas will perform more than 50 scientific experiments for ESA and France’s CNES space agency, as well as take part in many research activities for the other Station partners.
Education and inspiring youngsters is an important part of his mission. Thomas is determined to make Proxima an exciting adventure for all his followers and work as an ambassador for science- and space-based careers.