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Thomas Pesquet calls in from Houston

Date: Tue, Aug 30, 2016 | 12:00 - 13:00 GMT | 14:00 - 15:00 CEST

Type: ESA TV Live

Format: 16:9

During a break in his training schedule, French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be available at a press conference in Paris for remote media interviews on Tuesday, 30 August.

Thomas is currently training at Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, for his upcoming mission to the International Space Station.

Media are invited to attend the one-hour event at the French space agency CNES headquarters starting at 13:45.

This can also been followed live on ESA TV and ESAweb.

Thomas’s mission is ESA’s ninth long-duration mission to the Space Station. It will start in November with the launch of his Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Together with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, Thomas will embark on his six-month stay in space.

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