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ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet (FR) is assigned to fly on the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft to the International Space Station, scheduled for launch in November 2016. His crew mates will be cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky of Roscosmos and Peggy Whitson of NASA.

 His mission is called 'proxima'. Thomas will be the 10th astronaut from France to head into space and his mission name continues the French astronaut tradition of referring to stars and constellations. The name was chosen from over 1300 entries to ESA’s competition earlier this year.

 The winning name was provided by 13-year-old Samuel Planas from Toulouse, France. “Proxima is the closest star to our Sun and is the most logical first destination for a voyage beyond our Solar System,” explains Samuel. “Proxima also refers to how human spaceflight is close to people on Earth.” The logo continues the exploration theme, with star trails evoking future space travel and exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. Two stylised planets can represent our Earth and Moon or the Moon and Mars.

 The ‘x’ in Proxima is centred in the middle of the patch to signify the star Proxima Centauri. It also refers to the unknown, as well as Thomas being the tenth French space voyager. The three coloured vertical lines form an outline of the International Space Station and also represent Earth, the Moon and Mars, as well as hinting at the French national flag.

 The patch was designed by Thomas Pesquet and Karen Oldenburg.
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #1 on: 02/20/2016 12:26 PM »
Thomas Pesquet: "Last spacesuit fit check for my upcomming November flight. fits like a glove! Here assuming our launch and landing position in the Soyuz".

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #3 on: 07/11/2016 07:21 AM »
The Soyuz MS-03 crew patch uses the classical shield shape; the origin of this type of emblem. The flags of the countries represented on this international space mission, the name of the spacecraft and the Roscosmos logo crown the design. Three animals symbolize each of the crewmembers occupying three quandrants, while the fourth one houses the spaceship, depicted flying towards the ISS's docking target. The eagle is taken from the state seal of Iowa, birth state of US crewmember Whitson, the Zubr buffalo from Belorussia represents the Russian commander's origins and the lion is a symbol used in the emlem of Haute Normandie, home region of French astronaut Pesquet . Behind the crew's family names, a mountain in the Caucasus mountains is shown: Kazbek, which is the callsign for the crew of Soyuz MS-03. Patch designed by Luc van den Abeelen. 

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #4 on: 08/04/2016 03:35 PM »
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro  ·

Oleg Novitskiy, my Russian commander, watching footage of the last #Soyuz launch in VR360. Exciting!


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #5 on: 08/25/2016 09:55 AM »
Call for Media: Thomas Pesquet calls in from Houston

During a break in his training schedule, French ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet will be available at a press conference in Paris for remote media interviews on Tuesday, 30 August. 

Thomas is currently training at Johnson Space Center in Houston, USA, for his upcoming mission to the International Space Station. 

Media are invited to attend the one-hour event at the French space agency CNES headquarters starting at 13:45.

Thomas's mission is ESA's ninth long-duration mission to the Space Station. It will start in November with the launch of his Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Together with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Russian cosmonaut
Oleg Novitskiy, Thomas will embark on his six-month stay in space.

Accreditation

To register for the press conference, please email: julien.watelet@cnes.fr

Please present yourself at CNES 30 minutes before the start of the press conference. 

Material for broadcasters

ESA TV will make the satellite relay available on satellite for broadcasters. For more information, consult ESA TV's website: http://www.esa.int/esatv/Television

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #7 on: 09/03/2016 06:53 PM »
For history reason:
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #8 on: 09/06/2016 01:46 PM »
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro 

Practicing Judo with my spacesuit... it's actually better than me! ;)


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #9 on: 09/21/2016 08:10 AM »
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro 

L-55: hoping to get good pics from ISS. Learning the ropes w/ instructors @NASA_Johnson !


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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #10 on: 10/11/2016 06:26 PM »
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #11 on: 10/12/2016 02:57 PM »
ESA Operations ‏@esaoperations 

Final #Soyuz exams prepare @Thom_astro @AstroPeggy & Oleg for launch to @Space_Station in November. #MissionProxima

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #12 on: 10/13/2016 09:41 AM »
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre near Moscow, Russia, October 2016.
 
Thomas is currently training for his Proxima mission to the International Space Station, set for launch in November 2016. He will spend six months living and working on the Station at part of Expeditions 49 and 50.
 
Thomas will be launched into space together with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy and and Peggy Whitson.
 
Thomas is keen on sharing his experience in the run up to launch and his adventure in space – follow him and the mission via thomaspesquet.esa.int.
 
Credit: ESA-Stephane Corvaja, 2016

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #14 on: 10/21/2016 06:18 AM »
October 20, 2016
MEDIA ADVISORY M16-124

NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson Available for Interviews Before Space Station Launch


NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson will be available for live satellite interviews from the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, on Thursday, Oct. 27, before her launch to the International Space Station. She will answer questions about her upcoming mission aboard the world-class orbiting laboratory from 7-8 a.m. EDT, airing live on NASA Television and streaming on the agency’s website.

Whitson, who considers Beaconsfield, Iowa, her hometown, is in Russia for final preparations prior to her launch on Nov. 15, U.S. time. The interviews will be preceded at 6:30 a.m. by 30 minutes of video clips highlighting her training.

To schedule an interview, media must contact Karen Svetaka at 281-483-8684 or karen.a.svetaka@nasa.gov no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Media participating in the live shots must tune to NTV-3. Satellite tuning information is available at:

http://go.nasa.gov/1pOWUhR

Whitson will launch to the space station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, along with her Expedition 50/51 crewmates, cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and astronaut Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency).

During her stay in space, Whitson will become the first woman to have commanded the space station twice. During Expedition 16 in 2007, she became the first woman ever to command the station. That flight and her first mission to the space station, as a flight engineer for Expedition 5 in 2002, give her a current total of 377 days in space.

Whitson and her crewmates also will perform some 250 research investigations and technology demonstrations not possible on Earth. Among the experiments is Lighting Effects, which will investigate the impact of a new solid-state, light-emitting diode (LED) system on the crew’s circadian rhythms, sleep and cognitive performance. The Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) experiment is scheduled to arrive at the station during the crew’s stay and will examine the physics, nature and dynamics of neutron stars.

Whitson is scheduled to return to Earth with Novitskiy and Pesquet in May.

Check out the latest NASA TV schedule and video streaming information at:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv

Follow Whitson on social media at:

http://twitter.com/astropeggy

http://astropeggy.tumblr.com

http://www.facebook.com/NASAastronautPeggyWhitson

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #15 on: 10/22/2016 01:57 PM »
Thomas Pesquet ‏@Thom_astro  · 

L-24: Practising a #Soyuz docking with @Space_Station. This is the relaxed version with jeans, but still a very focused look!


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The launch is postponed to November 18, at 23:20 Moscow time (20:20 UTC).
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #17 on: 10/25/2016 01:59 PM »
And what's the reason ?

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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
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Re: Soyuz-FG launch with Soyuz MS-03 - November 16, 2016
« Reply #19 on: 10/26/2016 08:01 PM »
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