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Thomas Pesquet is an ESA astronaut of French nationality. He has worked as an aerospace and as an airline pilot. In 2009, he is the youngest of the six Europeans selected to form the new class of ESA astronauts. As a flight engineer, he spent 196 days on the International Space Station from November 2016 to June 2017 (Expedition 50/51), working on more than 200 scientific experiments in the Station’s cutting edge laboratories.