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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on Mars, Rosetta and space tourism

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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on Mars, Rosetta and space tourism

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Thomas will launch into space for a 6-month mission from November 2016 on board the ISS. Born in Rouen, France in 1978, Thomas is a black belt in judo with an interest in mountain biking, kite surfing, skiing and mountaineering. With a Master’s degree in spacecraft design and control from the Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace, he has worked for French space agency CNES and space engineering company Thales Alenia Space.