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He spoke publicly for the first time since taking off with three teammates a week earlier.
Barely a week after arriving on the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX module, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet gave news of his mission during his first press conference, Friday, April 30, live from the space, despite small mic problems.
He notably mentioned his discovery of the SpaceX capsule, which he was trying for the first time. He found her “super comfortable” But “complicated in terms of storage” : “It’s pretty (…) but we are more used to ugly and functional things”.
Thomas Pesquet also spoke of one of the experiments he most awaits among those he will have to carry out on board, the study of stem cells from human brains and their behavior in space.
“We all heard of the death of Michael Collins, member of the first manned mission to arrive on the Moon, with great sadness “, he also confided, while admitting that a return to the Moon is what “we think every day when we wake up”.