Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles

Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 38 - Thomas Pesquet - French astronaut legend, space DJ & all round nice guy!

May 30, 2021 Lou Season 1 Episode 38
Loulabelle’s FrancoFiles
Loulabelle's FrancoFiles Ep 38 - Thomas Pesquet - French astronaut legend, space DJ & all round nice guy!
Show Notes

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Thomas Pesquet would never have dreamed as a small child in Dieppe Normandy, that he would become a household name in France as their most well known astronaut and probably the most famous astronaut in Europe.

I loved chatting to my wonderful friend Sarah Zwick from Be My Guest Immersion about Pesquet, hearing about him from the perspective he's known in France. 

Pesquet graduated as an Air France pilot first and then studied to become an astronaut.  He was selected to train with the European Space Agency in 2008. He spent 196 days in space in 2017 and has returned to the International Space Station earlier this year.

We listen to one of Pesquet's favourite tunes from his own Spotify list. He recently released the new Cold Play song Higher Power from up in space, so music is clearly an interest for him as well as photography. Sarah told me  how he took over 25,000 photographs of Earth from space! 

With a recipe from Pesquet's home town of Dieppe, this is a fascinating chat of a French icon seen through French eyes.




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