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Thomas Pesquet: "The one who sets sail"

2021-04-22T20:15:57.345Z

The editorial of Le Figaro, by Étienne de Montety. With all due respect to the mayor of Poitiers, a space expedition, like aviation, is part of our childhood dreams; whatever energy it consumes. The imaginary is of another order than the reasonable. This is why we have our eyes fixed on Cape Canaveral, from where astronaut Thomas Pesquet is to take off for a six-month stay in the International Station. Formerly the vast world, formerly the Moon



With all due respect to the mayor of Poitiers, a space expedition, like aviation, is part of our childhood dreams;

whatever energy it consumes.

The imaginary is of another order than the reasonable.

This is why we have our eyes fixed on Cape Canaveral, from where astronaut Thomas Pesquet is to take off for a six-month stay in the International Station.

Formerly the vast world, formerly the Moon and tomorrow Mars, an irrepressible desire grips man, pushes him, not so much to conquer as to discover, to tame and to extend his knowledge of what surrounds him.

His curiosity is boundless.

Just like Vasco de Gama or Guillaumet, Pesquet and his companions from the ISS are among those men who contribute to widening the boundaries of the garden.

The astronaut is now one of the favorite personalities of the French.

What do they understand of the scientific issues of its mission?

Few things.

But whatever, he embodies the audacity in work while

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Source: lefigaro

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