New commander on the ISS

05/10/2021
Credit: Roscosmos
Credit: Roscosmos

Breaking news! The management of the ISS (International Space Station) has recently changed! ESA (European Space Agency) has announced that ISS leadership has changed. And it's not the real NASA astronaut who runs the ISS ... He is an ESA astronaut, one of the best astronauts of the European Space Agency, an astronaut who sent many videos from the ISS to ESA. He is an astronaut who has done a lot on the ISS and has been there for some time. His name is Thomas Pesquet. 

On the ISS it was officially placed as ordered on October 4, 2021. Before him, the commander was JAXA (Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. Unfortunately, this role, which Thomas has, is for a short time, but enough to be proud to be one of the ISS commanders. Astronaut JAXA handed Thomas a key, which certifies that he is now the commander of the ISS. Everything was celebrated on the ISS among astronauts. 

Even if you think it's easy to become a commander on the ISS, it's not easy. Future missions are influenced by the commander's decision, which is the final decision. In addition, it greatly influences the morale and well-being of the crew. Before Aki, JAXA astronaut, NASA astronaut Shannon Walker was finished. However, the transition from Aki to Thomas was good, with Aki and Thomas being friends since they were on the ISS. Thomas said: "I have been blessed to live and work with Commander Aki Hoshide and Commander Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough during my first mission, so I could learn and follow the best. Now I just have to follow in their footsteps for the last part of Expedition 65. "

 

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Thomas makes an extraordinary gesture, being the first astronaut to take over the ISS from France and the fourth from Europe (ESA). Other ESA astronauts who were commanders of the ISS are Frank de Winne, Alexander Gerst, and Luca Parmitano. Frank De Winne is now the head of the Agency's European Astronaut Center. 

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen

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We wish success to Thomas and the entire chip to welcome all the missions that overshadow and lead the ISS well.