Pesquet, Thomas

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Name
Pesquet, Thomas Gender: M
born on 27 February 1978 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )
Place Rouen, France, 49n26, 1e05
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 08°22' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 29°36 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 09°04'



Thomas Pesquet
photo: Thomsep, license cc-by-sa-3.0

Biography

French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency astronaut.

In 2001, he received a master’s degree from the École nationale supérieure de l'aéronautique et de l'espace in Toulouse, France, majoring in space systems and space vehicle mechanics. He spent his final year before graduation at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada, as an exchange student on the Aeronautics and Space Master.

Pesquet graduated from the Air France flight school in 2006. This led to an Airline Transport Pilot License-Instrument Rating.

Pesquet was selected as a European Space Agency (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 working as a Eurocom, responsible for the communication between the astronauts in orbit and the ground during spaceflights.

He is the youngest member of the European Astronaut Corps. He speaks French, English, Spanish, German and Russian.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Didier Geslain quotes BC, email of 30 April 2013

Categories

  • Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace

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