Thomas Pesquet commented: "Now all the class members of 2009 have flown: here are their mission patches. They all put a little bit of themselves in the design and the mission name, and it ends up being a great collection. I will leave all these patches together in Columbus when I leave the Station. "
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is spending six months on the International Space Station as part of his Proxima mission. During Proxima, Thomas will perform around 50 scientific experiments for ESA and France’s space agency CNES as well as take part in many research activities for the other Station partners.
The mission is part of ESA’s vision to use Earth-orbiting spacecraft as a place to live and work for the benefit of European society while using the experience to prepare for future voyages of exploration further into the Solar System.
More about the Proxima mission: http://www.esa.int/proxima
Connect with Thomas Pesquet: http://thomaspesquet.esa.int