Returned ISS astronaut quips about what he didn’t miss on Earth

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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet returned to Earth last week after a six-month stay aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

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During his time on the orbiting outpost, Pesquet regularly tweeted to his 1.3 million followers, keeping them up to date with his work, offering video tours of the station’s many modules, and sharing spectacular imagery of Earth 250 miles below. Of.

He clearly loved every moment of his time aboard the ISS, but last Monday it was time to return to terra firma with his fellow Crew-2 astronauts.


Shortly after falling into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Florida, Pesquet found himself on a plane jetting back to his country.

In his first tweet after returning to Earth, the astronaut said: “Good to be back. The last 72 hours have been just incredible, so much action and so much change in such a short time. I’m barely starting to realize now that I’m back from 6 months in space… and I’m starting to process how amazing the trip was. ,

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In a follow-up message, Pesquet posted a picture of himself in the countryside, accompanied by a joke about what he was doing. was not Miss during your six months in space.

“Back to earth and everything is slowly sinking in… normal life is slowly coming back, a few things I didn’t miss: 6 months of outstanding bills to solve!”

Back to Earth and everything is slowly sinking in… Normal life is slowly coming back, a few things I didn’t miss: 6 months of outstanding bills to solve!

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) November 12, 2021

In his most recent tweet, Pesquet, who has now completed two missions to the ISS, is seen resting comfortably on a couch, noting in his message that the station’s microgravity conditions meant that they had been there for some time. Enjoyed the proper seating.

Pesquet wrote in his tweet, “I haven’t sat on anything for 200 days, let alone having fun… give me a rest.”

a saturday night on earth #franciscabrel
Haven’t really sat on anything for 200 days, let alone having fun… give me a break #missionalpha #Saturday night #chill #back to Earth #thom_astro #at_home_astro

— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) November 13, 2021

Reflecting on his six-month mission in a meeting with journalists shortly after his return, Pesquet noted That it was the range of work he did on the station that made his time in space so interesting. “I really think it’s diversity, diversity of things we do,” he said. “What we do every day is different. Sometimes we work on medicine, physiology, and then the next day we do a physics experiment.”

He cited the spacewalk as the most challenging part of the mission, with restricted movement of the spacesuit placing heavy demands on the upper body during the six- or seven-hour walk outside the station.

He said that after a short break, he is already back at work, giving blood samples to scientists who are curious to know how the mission affected his body, as well as again. Find your balance too, and go to the gym to rebuild your muscles.

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