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French Astronaut Shared a Photographic Image of the Earth Once Again

Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf Balogun
Yusuf is a law graduate and freelance journalist with a keen interest in tech reporting.

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The French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet has once again shared a photographic image of the Earth. The photo was taken by Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut currently living on the International Space Station.

Thomas was born in Rouen, France, on 27 February 1978 and graduated from the Air France flight school in 2006. This led to an Air Transport Pilot License-Instrument Rating.

While describing the photo, Thomas explained thus: “A cliché of an astronaut: the blue planet is aptly named. And what is striking from here is how the oceans are interconnected and are in fact… one. Neither Megan (a trained oceanologist!) Nor the experts gathered for the Congress of Nature in Marseille will be surprised..”

He is a European Space Agency engineer who was a member of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission and NASA’s 65th Expeditionary Team, which was launched to the International Space Station in April. This is his second trip into space. He is well-known in these parts for creating some truly bizarre photographs of our planet, but this image may be his greatest to yet.

In 2009, Thomas was chosen and joined the ESA astronaut. He worked as a Eurocom after graduation, talking with astronauts from the mission control center during spaceflights. He was also in charge of the European Astronaut Centre’s future programs, which included beginning collaboration with new partners such as China. And on 17 March 2014, Thomas was assigned to a long-duration mission on the International Space Station.

On July 28, 2020, Thomas’ second spaceflight was announced. He traveled to the International Space Station on the second SpaceX Crew Dragon mission with JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and pilot Megan McArthur. Alpha is the name of his current mission, which is named after Alpha Centauri, the nearest star system to Earth.


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