An immersive exhibition to follow Thomas Pesquet’s mission at the Cité de l’Espace

In a few days, Thomas Peskett will join the International Space Station. In order to allow the public to follow the astronaut’s mission, Sita de l’Espace in Toulouse will soon offer a huge exhibition.

he goes Leave the earth for six months. French astronaut from the European Space Agency (ESA) Thomas Peskett, as part of the Alpha mission April 22, 2021, return to space on Thursday To join the International Space Station (ISS). There he will do many experiments and become ISS Commander At the end of his mission. A journey that many people dream of. If space is not yet accessible to everyone, then it will be possible Continuously monitor all the highlights of the stay In Thomas Peskett’s ISS, but also to find and meet the teams involved in this mission.

And thanks for this one Cité de l’Espace’s immortal exhibition In Toulouse. Called “Alpha Mission Follow-up”, it will enable astronauts to engage in astronauts’ daily and scientific experiments “to allow the public to fully understand the challenges of Alpha missions”. Within this exhibition, visitors will be Immersed in a realistic setting Which transcribes the codes of an actual control panel. A screen wall will allow you to see the location of the International Space Station and learn more about it. Daily life on board.

Launched in Launch Pod

Public can also Enter a clearance of launch capsule SpaceX’s crew dragon and sit where Thomas will be on his journey to Pesquette Station. Eventually, Test model of some experiments The alpha mission of Thomas Peskett will also make scientific objectives possible. On board the ISS, the astronaut will conduct 12 CNES experiments during its mission. These are prepared and monitored by CADMOS from Toulouse.

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Four of these experiences will be presented in Cité de l’Espace: Dream. Astronaut sleep study device During long-term manned space missions, experimental use of food foam, biodegradable or food protective materials, the goal of comparing blob, experiment Behavior of this creature A neuroscience experiment was implemented for tele-robotics at the International Space Station and in many schools in France, able to rotate and pilot food. The exhibition will be “Alpha Mission Monitoring” Access to the public as soon as the Cité de l’Espace reopens.

Online meeting and a participation workshop

During this time, related programming is planned. On April 19 at 1:30 pm and during the summer of 2021, “Alpha Cafe” will be a circle of meetings around the Alpha Mission with scientists, researchers, engineers, but also writers, philosophers, physical trainers or sports personalities. Offered online. “Each meeting will last 30 minutes and after the presentation of the latest information of the mission, a guest will present their interest or relationship to the mission. Will exchange with the public“, Says Cité de l’Espace.

a Participation workshop on recruitment of astronauts From All Saints Day 2021 and for a year, “to understand the process of selecting astronauts” will also be organized. “Young and old are alike Key stages of selection. Through the games, they put themselves in the “livery” of an ESA recruit and discover the importance of memory, teamwork, language learning, and physical fitness to become an astronaut. ” Takes the take-off live on its website SpaceX’s Drew Dragon capsule, with Thomas Peskett, on Thursday, April 22 at 12:11 pm.

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Modified on 04/16/2021

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