Kylian Mbappé calls astronaut Thomas Pesquet


ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet talked to French national football team player Kylian Mbappé from the International Space Station during the Alpha mission in 2021.

They talked about science, life in space, teamwork, international collaboration, performing under pressure, stress, risk, life behind the scenes and the parallels between professional sport and being an astronaut.

Thomas has often said that sport taught him the values of team spirit and respecting team mates, and no astronaut is an island – if one profession is an example of teamwork it is being an astronaut. It takes a team to ensure they are at their best.

Credits: @UEFA

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  1. Na estação espacial todos os guarda redes defendiam os penaltis!! Que grande momento …de uma converso frutífera e interessante!! Adoro ver estas interacções …Obrigado ESA e até à próxima!!

  2. Brilliant cross-over, @ESA ! This is the kind of Bromance I'm here for. The French Team is among the candidates most likely to win the tournament. According to mathematical calculations we did at my college, they are this tournament's best squad.
    Bonne chance et au revoir, mes voisins français!

  3. Thank You, Thomas and Kylian, for this lovely conversation and grat moment!
    Keep up the goog work, Thomas. Keep that amazing science rolling!
    Oh, and Kylian… Please, be gentle with us (Portugal) tomorrow. 😅

    A big hug from Portugal, to both of You!

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