Thomas Pesquet: 1st French astronaut to command the International Space Station

Thomas Pesquet is a European Space Agency astronaut who was the first person from France to command the International Space Station.

While Pesquet’s background is in spacecraft design and control, he is also well-known for engagement activities in space such as playing music or performing regular tours of the International Space Station (ISS). He even performed the saxophone from space during the closing ceremonies of the 2020 Olympics (held in 2021 due to the pandemic), as Paris will be the host of the 2024 Summer Games.