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- Title Thomas Pesquet
- Released 20/03/2012 9:02 am
- Copyright ESA - P. Sebirot, 2012
Thomas Pesquet was selected as an ESA astronaut in May 2009. He joined ESA in September 2009 and successfully completed Astronaut Basic Training in November 2010. Among other duties, he is currently training for Eurocom certification, which will allow him to be responsible for the communication between the astronauts in orbit and the ground during spaceflights.
Thomas Pesquet was born in Rouen, France, in 1978. He received a master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France. He worked at the French space agency, CNES, as a research engineer, and then went on to become a pilot for Air France where he is currently flying Airbus A320s. He enjoys jogging, swimming, squash and judo and has experience in diving and paragliding.
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