We knew the spationaut French selected for a new space mission. He confirmed this Tuesday morning on Twitter that he would be joining the ISS aboard a capsule Crew Dragon.
SpaceX, or Boeing, there is more suspense. It is with a capsule Dragon, powered by a rocket Falcon 9 that Thomas Pesquet will take off next year to the international space station.
He will sign at the same time a first, that of being the first european to fly a Crew Dragon in the space. Moreover, as evidenced by Thomas Pesquet on his Twitter account : “training has already started in his cockpit futuristic “.
The capsule has effect for the time being transported – with success – that two Americans, checking in at the same time the first manned flight in space at the start of the United States since 2011 and the launch of the first rocket from a private company. It was the 30th of may last.
It will leave the international space station on 1st August for amphibious landing the next day, entering the passage, the american billionaire Elon Musk in the history of the conquest of space.
Thomas Pesquet, meanwhile, has never hidden his desire to stay again in the ISS, after a first mission between November 2016 and June 2017.
The vow of an astronaut, now 42 years of age, will be realised, therefore, in 2021. An adventure that Thomas Pesquet will share without a doubt on the social networks, as it had done three years ago.