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France discovers the face of Sophie Adenot.
At 40, the one who "dreamed of space since childhood" was selected in the new promotion of European astronauts.
This Burgundian native becomes the second French woman astronaut in history, after Claudie Haigneré who made her first flight aboard the Mir station in 1996. "I was just 14 when she made her first mission, and I believe that it was the trigger of my dream of space adventure, yes “, she explained this Thursday at the microphone of BFMTV.
Engineer and Air Force helicopter pilot, Sophie Adenot will become the colleague of Thomas Pesquet and ten other career astronauts.
The announcement was made on Wednesday at the Grand Palais Ephémère, in Paris, at the conclusion of the ESA Council at ministerial level.
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“It's a pretty incredible moment that I've dreamed of since I was a little girl.
But the dream does not even become concrete today, because it is difficult to realize what is happening.
“She assures that” everything is to be built “: “In any case, for me, it's a big leap into the unknown.
The class of 2022 was formed after a drastic selection process which saw 22,523 candidates from all over Europe, three out of four of whom were men.
The Frenchwoman will have to wait until spring 2023 to start training at the ESA's European astronaut center, for a first mission in orbit probably from 2026, she said on Thursday.
What else to remember
What future for bullfighting?
Shaken by the Quatennens affair, the Insoumis deputies will try to take advantage this Thursday of their day reserved for the Assembly to impose their proposals.
Among them, a total ban on bullfighting, defended by MP Aymeric Caron.
To achieve this, the elected member of the La France insoumise group relies on what is called a parliamentary niche.
This is a day when an opposition group can set the agenda.
The debates imperatively stop at midnight.
Electricity is gradually returning to Ukraine.
The power supply is gradually being restored in 16 regions of the country, announces the Ukrainian press.
This is particularly the case in the regions of Odessa, Zaporijjia and even Mykolaiv.
The capital kyiv was still largely without electricity and running water on Thursday, the day after new massive strikes by Russia specifically targeting energy infrastructure.
A patient raped in the emergency room files a complaint.
A 34-year-old young woman, hospitalized after falling on her head, was raped at the end of October in a box at Cochin hospital (Paris XIV).
His lawyers have just filed a complaint against X for "endangering the lives of others" questioning the responsibility of the health establishment.
"To the trauma of the attack itself is added the fact that it was committed in a place where she would never have imagined being insecure", explained her lawyer, Me Laura Abecassis.
Would you have passed the general culture test for Misses?
The candidates for the election answered around thirty questions of general culture from Guadeloupe.
Their result counts in the score of the pre-selection jury.
Who was Olympe de Gouges?
Who wrote Cyrano de Bergerac?
What is the name of the new ruler of England?
To whom do we owe the creation of the music festival?
So many questions that have (also) given rise to some nuggets from the candidates.
It's up to you to take the test too!
it concerns you
Nearly 1.9 million booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered since October 3.
A figure that remains well below the expectations of the Ministry of Health.
The serums adapted to the Omicron variant have not found their public, nearly two months after their arrival in France.
The complexity of the vaccination schedule could partly explain the failure of the new campaign.
Who can then get a booster dose?
People aged 80 and over, nursing home residents and immunocompromised people can receive it three months after their last injection, six months for others.
Finally, those who have had the virus must wait at least three months before reaching out again.