Alpha pre-launch press briefing


Watch the replay of the virtual press event in which ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet talks about his upcoming ‘Alpha’ mission to the International Space Station.

Set to launch on 22 April, Thomas will be the first ESA astronaut to fly on a @SpaceX Crew Dragon being launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, USA. In this event we will also hear from ESA ISS Utilisation Planning Team Leader Kirsten MacDonell, and Head of the ESA Human and Robotic Exploration Strategy & Coordination Group Didier Schmitt.

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  1. This really sounds interesting to carry some brain cells up to space to do a exciting experiments with it. Oh yes I thing this is badly needed to get to know about hoe they aging especially for the Moon exploration and later on for the Mars exploration. Will read about this experiment then. Great information video with Thomas Pesquet . So happy for him that he will launch again to the Space Station doing all the important experiment work withy his crew mates then. His is such an experienced Astronaut ! Congratulation Thomas for such a great honor being the commander up there then. Thumbs up for ESA to show this video today .

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