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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. [VIDEO] Earth form Space: CNES and ESA discuss future cooperation

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    July 25, 2017
    Earth from Space: special edition

    In this special edition, Jean-Yves Le Gall, President of the CNES French Space Agency, and Josef Aschbacher, Director of ESA's Earth Observation Programmes, join the show to discuss how cooperation will further benefit Earth observation and the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.

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  4. Frédérique Vidal, the Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, meets Thomas Pesquet in Cologne

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    June 9, 2017

    Frédérique Vidal, the French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, has met with Thomas Pesquet one week after his return to Earth. The meeting took place at the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) in Cologne in the company of ESA Director General Jan Wörner, German Aerospace Centre CEO Pascale Ehrenfreund, and CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall.

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  6. 60th anniversary of Treaty of Rome CNES at the High Level Conference on Space Policy for EU Integration

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    June 15, 2017

    Thursday 15 June, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, CNES was at the High Level Conference on Space Policy for EU Integration organized in Rome by the European Commission. The agency’s President Jean-Yves Le Gall took part in the round table on “Space at the Service of European Citizens”.

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  7. Jean-Yves Le Gall: CNES in 2014- “A chance for Europe”

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    October 25, 2013

    CNES President Jean-Yves Le Gall delivered his New Year wishes to the press at head office in Paris on Monday 6 January. He took the opportunity to chart the agency’s course and the challenges that await it in the year ahead.

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  8. Rosetta mission: Philae lander 'wakes up' as planned

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    January 15, 2014

    The small robotic lander, which will be dropped onto comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November, was woken from its deep-space 'hibernation' today. This is a crucial milestone in the Rosetta mission, after wake-up of the orbiter in January. CNES is ready to receive the 1st science data from Philae.

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