Astronauts on board ISSEarth and Space imagesThomas Pesquet, Proxima missionPesquet Thomas (France)Reiter Thomas (Germany)Earth Views (Taken by Astronauts)

Fête de la Musique

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Proxima was the name given to ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s six-month mission on the International Space Station. He worked on the weightless research laboratory and ran scientific experiments for hundreds of researchers on Earth. Thomas left our planet on 17 November 2016 from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on a Soyuz rocket with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and commander-cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky and returned to Earth on 15 May 2017. This image was taken on 25/05/2017 by Thomas Pesquet during the Proxima mission and was published on social media with the following comments in English and French. "Yes, I too played in crappy bands with friends and we gladly slaughtered a couple famous songs on a makeshift scene on June 21st... but we had fun, and my saxophone ended up on ISS! You never know where music will take you... or where you will take it!" "Oui, moi aussi j’ai joué dans des groupes amateurs avec des amis le 21 juin - l’occasion de massacrer des classiques sur une scène improvisée… Mais c’était génial et mon saxophone a quant à lui fini par rejoindre la Station spatiale internationale ! On ne sait jamais où nous mènera la musique… ou là où on la mènera ;) Bonne fête de la musique !"

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