The French astronaut Thomas Pesquet during his press conference in conjunction with the ESA. /Credit:ESA/SIPA/1611231757 – SIPA

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  • Initially planned to be 13: 05, the first output of Thomas Pesquet is finally effected with 30 minutes ahead of schedule and should begin around 12: 30.
  • With the American Shane Kimbrough, current commander of the ISS, the French astronaut has a mission to install new batteries.
  • The spacewalk could last up to 7 hours.

The output of Thomas Pesquet is visible in the live video on the site of the Cnes.


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14h22: It has been two hours that the release of Thomas Pesquet has started. We leave the Cnes, but you can continue to follow this event on video on this live.

Recovery at 19h with the return of the astronaut in the ISS.

14h01: As alpinists, the two astronauts are permanently attached to the ISS by a media dedicated to it.

Everyone checks the hardware, and the diving bell of his team-mate permanently. There are currently in the process of attaching wires to connect the batteries.

13h57: Thomas Pesquet will stay approximately six to seven hours outside the ISS.

The Prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, on a visit to Toulouse, to attend at about 18: 45 to the end of mission of the French astronaut live from the premises of Cnes.

13h51: Thomas Pesquet shows no sign of weakness after an hour of output in the space.

13h21: This is the first time that Thomas Pesquet is evolving in the absolute void, then as the ISS spins around the Earth at 28 000 km/h.

The French astronaut undergoes variations of temperatures from 100°C to -100°C. It must balance the risk of exposure to solar radiation and collisions with debris of meteorites.

13h18: the first team has started to prepare a battery change last week. Thomas Pesquet and his sidekick u.s. must complete this operation.

If they complete this mission in advance, they will change then cameras-positioned on the ISS.

13: 00 For Philippe Perrin, “Thomas lives an absolute dream,” for all the astronauts do not perform output in the space.

The Cnes teams are in permanent link with the centre of Houston, Texas.

12: 55: Philippe Perrin, the last French astronaut to have performed a spacewalk in the space, is present at Cnes in order to follow the evolution of Thomas Pesquet.

judge Thomas quite comfortable in his suit pressurized. For him, this output is a “real sporting challenge”.

12h44: In the space, it is very difficult for the astronauts to squeeze the life line because of the pressure. The two astronauts move on to a handrail and just get the permission of her move to the work area.

12h42: On the screens of the Cnes, the teams can follow the movements of the astronaut, thanks to a camera mounted on the helmet.

12h37: this is it, Thomas Pesquet is released, attached by straps, and began the audits on the ISS.

12h34: Thomas Pesquet going to go out to turn

This is the excitement in the room of Cnes where do teams live this exit.

12: 33: This is the American Shane Kimbrough, who is out the first of the airlock of the ISS

12h32: During this spacewalk, the French astronaut must change batteries from the ISS to replace them by more modern

12: 31 am: Thomas Pesquet, equipped with his suit and 200 pounds, is in the sas and just get the permission of output.

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