Currently on the International Space Station for the Alpha mission, Thomas Pesquet, between two photos of his daily life in space, shared a funny montage on his Instagram account where he compares his team to the Stormtroopers, the famous imperial soldiers of Star Wars.
Thomas Pesquet shows humor from space. Last April, the astronaut flew to the International Space Station for a mission dubbed Alpha, along with Robert Shane Kimbrough, Megan McArthur and Akihiko Hoshide. A small crew which should return soon after six months of mission, and which was largely immortalized before leaving the mainland. Among these shots, one in particular inspired Thomas Pesquet, who saw in it a resemblance to famous characters from the world of science fiction: les Stormtroopers. Dressed in white suits, helmets and boots, the four astronauts could indeed have passed for the imperial soldiers of Star Wars.
“Where’s Darth Vader?”
“Coincidence? I don’t think so”, wrote Thomas Pesquet in the caption of this humorous montage, which did not fail to amuse his fans, obviously very familiar too with the universe of Star Wars. “I hope you know how to target the docking port unlike the Stormtroopers.”, thus amused one Internet user among the comments, while another declared that “Thomas joins the dark side of the force“. “Good idea to create this image that looks a bit like your team”, “excellent”, “awesome”, or “I love”, can we read, while others have asked themselves a question in reference to the saga: “Where’s Darth Vader?“
Thomas Pesquet very active on Instagram from space
Very active on social networks from the International Space Station, the astronaut who shares his life with Anne Mottet does not only post jokes on his Instagram account. In addition to photos from his daily life, he also unveils breathtaking shots, as was the case recently, to celebrate the birthday of his friend, Oleg Novitsky. On October 12, he relayed an impressive photo over Moscow at night, while a sumptuous green fluorescent net floods the surface of the globe. “Aurora borealis over Moscow to celebrate the birthday of my friend Oleg, whom I met in Star City”, wrote Thomas Pesquet, who was trained with this colleague, and with whom he shared a joint expedition in a Soyuz vessel.
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