Message from Judo Black Belt and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the European Space Agency is currently in space on board of the International Space Station for six months. He delivers a message on the occasion of the Paris Grand Slam 2017.
Thomas Pesquet is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, and European Space Agency astronaut. Pesquet was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010. From 19 November 2016, Pesquet is part of the International Space Station as a crew member for Expedition 50 and Expedition 51.
Pesquet was born in Rouen, France and considers Dieppe his hometown. He is the youngest of two brothers. Pesquet is a black belt in judo and lists basketball, jogging, swimming, and squash as his favorite sports.