Biographies of International Astronauts

Pesquet

Thomas Gautier

France

Thomas Pesquet

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Personal data

Birthdate:  27.02.1978
Birthplace:  Beauval-en-Caux
Marital status:  
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Selection date:  20.05.2009
Selection group:  ESA-3 / EAC
Position:  MSP
Status:  active

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz MS-03 / ISS-50  Flight Engineer  17.11.2016

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Patch Soyuz MS-03 Patch ISS-50          

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TMA-18M  Flight Engineer
2  Soyuz MS  Flight Engineer

Additional information

He received a master’s degree from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace in Toulouse, France. He worked at the French space agency, CNES, as a research engineer, and then went on to become a pilot for Air France where he is currently flying Airbus A320s. He enjoys jogging, swimming, squash and judo and has experience in diving and paragliding.

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Last update on November 17, 2016.