Thomas Gautier Pesquet (born 27 February 1978 in Rouen) is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, European Space Agency astronaut and actor. Pesquet was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010. From November 2016 to June 2017, Pesquet was part of Expedition 50 and Expedition 51 as a flight engineer. Pesquet returned to space in April 2021 on board the SpaceX Crew Dragon for a second six-month stay on the ISS.
Pesquet was born in Rouen, France and considers Dieppe his hometown. He is the younger of two brothers. Pesquet is a black belt in judo and lists basketball, jogging, swimming and squash as his favourite sports. He is an outdoor and adventure activities enthusiast, and enjoys mountain biking, kite surfing, sailing, skiing and mountaineering. He also has extensive experience with, and holds advanced licenses in, both scuba diving and parachuting. His other interests include travelling, playing the saxophone and reading. He is a supporter of the French football team, as well as the French rugby team and the Stade Toulousain.
Pesquet graduated from the LycÃ©e Pierre Corneille in Rouen, France, in 1996.
In 2001, he received a master’s degree from the Ã‰cole nationale supÃ©rieure de l’aÃ©ronautique et de l’espace in Toulouse, France, majoring in space systems and space vehicle mechanics. He spent his final year before graduation at the Ã‰cole Polytechnique de MontrÃ©al, 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 (ATPL-IR).
He speaks French, English, Spanish, Chinese, German and Russian, and is a member of the French Aeronautics and Astronautics Association (3AF), and of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
From October 2001, Pesquet worked as a spacecraft dynamics engineer on remote sensing missions for GMV, S.A. in Madrid, Spain.
Between 2002 and 2004, Pesquet worked at the French space agency, CNES, as a research engineer on space missions autonomy. He also carried out various studies on future European ground segment design and European space technology harmonization. From late 2002, he was a representative of CNES at CCSDS, the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems, working on the topic of cross-support between international space agencies.
A private pilot, he was selected in 2004 for Air France’s flight training programme. He went on to become a commercial pilot for the French airline, where he started flying the Airbus A320 in 2006. He has logged more than 2000 hours flying time on various commercial airliners, and has qualified as a type-rating flight instructor on the A320, and as a Crew Resource Management instructor.
In 2018, Pesquet gained his Airbus A310 type rating and is qualified as a Novespace Zero-G aircraft pilot.
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. Pesquet is the youngest member of the European Astronaut Corps, and the last of the ESA astronaut class of 2009 to arrive in space. …
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Thomas Pesquet Biography / Wiki
|Place of Birth||Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France|
|Date of Birth||February 27, 1978|
|Age(as in 2023 Feb)||45|
Thomas Pesquet Acting Movies
|Movie Name||Character||Release Date||Overview|
|16 Sunrises||Lui-mÃªme||2018-10-03||450 kilometers from the Earth, during these six months when the world seems to be moving into the unknown, a dialogue is woven between the astronaut a…|
|Thomas Pesquet : Objectif Mars||Self||2018-08-11||…|
|Through the Eyes of an Astronaut||Himself||2018-02-10||Directed by Franco-German duo Pierre-Emmanuel Le Goff and JÃ¼rgen Hansen, Through the Eyes of an Astronaut is a 28-minute documentary based on images …|
|Edition spÃ©ciale : “Mission Alpha”||2021-04-23||…|
|ExoMars: Europe’s Imposible Mission||Self||2023-02-08||…|
|Thomas Pesquet : Objectif France||2023-02-02||…|
|C Jamy – Ã‰mission spÃ©ciale Thomas Pesquet||Himself||2021-04-20||…|
|Les EnfoirÃ©s 2022 – Un air d’EnfoirÃ©s||2022-03-04||…|
|Proxima||Thomas||2019-11-27||Sarah is a French astronaut training at the European Space Agency in Cologne. She is the only woman in the arduous program. She lives alone with Stell…|
|Homo Spatius||Self||2018-09-25||Can Homo sapiens evolve into Homo spatius? For over 50 years now, we have been testing our human nature in our effort to conquer outer space, and stil…|
|Les EnfoirÃ©s 2017 – Mission EnfoirÃ©s||2017-03-03||…|
|Les EnfoirÃ©s 2023 – EnfoirÃ©s un jour, toujours||2023-03-03||…|
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