|born on||27 February 1978 at 08:45 (= 08:45 AM )|
|Place||Rouen, France, 49n26, 1e05|
|Timezone||MET h1e (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||08°22' 29°36 Asc. 09°04'|
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.
Didier Geslain quotes BC, email of 30 April 2013
- Vocation : Engineer : Aerospace