November 19, 2016 : ISAE SUPAERO welcomed over 150 people to watch the live broadcast of docking of ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet at the International Space Station

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On Saturday, November 19, the ISAE SUPAERO amphitheater was packed to overflowing with an excited audience, eager to watch the live broadcast of the docking of the soyouz MS03 and Thomas Pesquet, Oleg Novitsky and Peggy Whitson at the ISS.

Organized jointly by ESA, CNES, ISAE-SUPAERO and OSE l’ISAE-SUPAERO, the Institute’s social openness program, the event brought together over 150 people including students, alumni, ISAE SUPAERO faculty and staff as well as people from the CNES and ESA.

The rich program of the evening, run by ISAE SUPAERO students, was devoted to mission Proxima with the live broadcast of the docking of Soyouz and the astronauts’ entrance into the ISS along with discussions led by Marc Pircher, Director of the Toulouse Space Center, the astronaut, Philippe Perrin, and Bernard Comet, a space doctor at MEDES and President of the Medical Board of the ESA, Jean Coisne, head of ESA communication in France and Rémi Canton, a CNES engineer and member of the Cadmos teams in charge of many of the experiments which will be conducted during the Proxima mission.

This exciting, emotion-filled evening provided a unique opportunity for guests to fully partake in this historic moment thanks to exclusive testimonials from experts present.

The late hour of the event did not in any way dampen the spirits of attendees determined not to miss a single word of the live broadcast of the 1st conference of the team of mission 50/51 on board the ISS. The evening ended with enthusiastic applause and shouts of “Go Thomas!”

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