Thomas Pesquet: “We know when it will hurt, when it will be long, when it will be difficult”

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Thomas Pesquet, 43, is scheduled to take off Thursday April 22 from Cape Canaveral (Florida), aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule. Along with three other astronauts, he will join the International Space Station (ISS) for a six-month mission in orbit.

“Le Temps”: After your stay of nearly two hundred days in 2016-2017, you will be the first French to carry out two missions on the ISS. What is the difference in approach between a first and a second long duration flight in space?