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  3. CNESMAG 87- Exploration: moving up a scale

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    February 16, 2021

    How far will humans venture into space? And when they get there, what will they do and what will they discover? These questions are no doubt the real reasons motivating human space exploration, which has been making the headlines recently in the world of space.

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  4. French astronaut Thomas Pesquet to fly to ISS in 2016

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    January 15, 2014

    Geneviève Fioraso, France’s Minister for Higher Education and Research, Jean-Jacques Dordain, Director General of the European Space Agency (ESA), and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall announced Monday 17 March that French astronaut Thomas Pesquet will make his first spaceflight in late 2016.

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  6. Thomas Pesquet to fly to International Space Station on Thursday 17 November Special events in Paris, Toulouse and on the Web

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    November 15, 2016

    Thursday 17 November at 21:20 CET, France’s ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will lift off aboard a Russian Soyuz launcher from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan alongside Russian commander Oleg Novitsky (Roscosmos) and U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson (NASA). The Soyuz spacecraft is then scheduled to berth with the International Space Station on Saturday 19 November at around 23:00.

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  7. Thomas Pesquet conducts Fluidics experiment. Experiment to improve Earth observation and climate prediction proves a total success

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    May 9, 2017

    Of the 21 experiments steered by CADMOS (the CNES centre for the development of microgravity applications and space operations) and conducted by Thomas Pesquet, Fluidics is especially significant in helping us understand how oceans work, and in particular the occurrence of ‘rogue waves’.

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  8. Thomas Pesquet en route to the International Space Station

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    November 17, 2016

    Thursday 17 November at 21:20 CET, Soyuz completed a flawless launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, sending aloft France’s ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Russian mission commander Oleg Novitsky (Roscosmos) and U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson (NASA). The spacecraft is scheduled to berth with the International Space Station on Saturday 19 November at around 23:00.

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  9. Serez-vous le/la prochain(e) astronaute français(e)?

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    March 30, 2021

    ISS, Lune, Mars : voulez-vous voler avec nous ? Que vous soyez une femme ou un homme, la porte des vols habités s’ouvre pour quelques semaines avec la nouvelle campagne de sélection de l’ESA. Une opportunité unique ! #YourWayToSpace

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  12. Astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission High-schools put finishing touches to experiments at Toulouse Space Centre for launch to the ISS

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    June 8, 2016

    As part of astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission on the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled from November 2016 to May 2017, high-school pupils are at the Toulouse Space Centre on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 June to put the finishing touches to their experiments. The youngsters are from five schools selected after a call for projects in March 2015 by the agency’s Youth Education department.

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  13. President Macron watches Thomas Pesquet’s return to Earth from CNES Head Office

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    June 3, 2017

    At 16:09, the Soyuz capsule carrying Thomas Pesquet and his Russian colleague Oleg Novitsky landed safely in Kazakhstan, bringing to a close a particularly successful human spaceflight

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  14. Proxima mission Thomas Pesquet to perform experiments conceived by young scientists under supervision of CNES’s Youth Education department

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    November 23, 2015

    As part of Thomas Pesquet’s Proxima mission on the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled from November 2016 to May 2017, CNES’s Youth Education department has issued a call for proposals to university and high-school students for innovative educational experiments to be tested out in microgravity conditions.

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  16. Thomas Pesquet post-mission tour- Proxima: CNES serving science

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    October 3, 2017

    Tuesday 3 October at the Toulouse Space Centre (CST), Thomas Pesquet came to see the managers of the experiments developed by CNES for the Proxima mission. Together, they reviewed how the experiments went on the ground and aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and discussed initial lessons learned. CADMOS is the unit at CNES that developed and monitored the seven CNES experiments on Thomas’ mission. No fewer than 35 engineers were involved. For the CNES team, Proxima is a total success that has confirmed the expertise, technical know-how and passion driving the French space sector.

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  17. Frédérique Vidal and Thomas Pesquet launch student competition with CNES for the astronaut’s next ISS flight

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    February 21, 2019

    Thursday 21 February, the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation Frédérique Vidal, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall were at Paul Sabatier University (UPS) in Toulouse to mark the launch of Generation ISS, a CNES competition for which students will conceive projects and experiments for the astronaut’s next mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).

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  18. CNES in 2017: New Year wishes at the Toulouse Space Centre with Thierry Mandon and Thomas Pesquet

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    January 10, 2017

    Tuesday 10 January, in the presence of Thierry Mandon, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, and Thomas Pesquet in a live link-up from the International Space Station, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall presented his New Year wishes to the agency’s employees at the Toulouse Space Centre. The traditional gathering provided the opportunity to review the highlights of what was once again a stellar year for space, marked by major technical feats and political decisions, and to look ahead to the key events set to shape the coming year.

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  19. 52nd International Paris Air Show President Macron visits CNES Pavilion

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    June 19, 2017

    At the opening of the 52nd International Paris Air Show, being held from Monday 19 to Sunday 25 June at Le Bourget, CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall, accompanied by Thomas Pesquet, welcomed President Emmanuel Macron to the CNES Pavilion for a tour of the innovation (Ariane 6), climate (MERLIN) and exploration (Mars) exhibits on display. The futuristic pavilion is showcasing programmes and technologies the agency is developing to “invent the future of space”.

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  20. Proxima et les jeunes

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    February 28, 2017

    Le CNES, par l'intermédiaire de son service Education Jeunesse, propose aux enseignants et aux jeunes une série d'initiatives liées à la mission Proxima de Thomas Pesquet. L'astronaute français, dont les parents sont enseignants, ne cache pas son enthousiasme à l'idée de partager son expérience avec les jeunes et de les intéresser à son programme scientifique.

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