ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet sitting in the left seat of the Soyuz simulator at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow, Russia, October 2016.
Thomas is currently training for his Proxima mission to the International Space Station, set for launch in November 2016. He will spend six months living and working on the Station at part of Expeditions 49 and 50.
Thomas will be launched into space together with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and Peggy Whitson.
Thomas is keen on sharing his experience in the run up to launch and his adventure in space – follow him and the mission via thomaspesquet.esa.int.