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An out of this world message to Junior Astronauts and their educators


Uploaded on July 26, 2021


An out of this world message to Junior Astronauts and their educators

2021-07-26 – Astronaut Thomas Pesquet shares a message from aboard the International Space Station with educators and young Canadians who participated in the Junior Astronauts Campaign, and especially those who are taking part in the Junior Astronaut Camp.

The camp, taking place from July 26 to 30, 2021, offers a unique chance to learn about space careers as well as the scientific, physical and leadership qualities needed to develop if they strive to participate to a future mission to the Moon. (Credits: Canadian Space Agency, ESA, NASA)


Thomas Pesquet: Hello and welcome to the International Space Station!

I’m Thomas Pesquet, an astronaut for the European Space Agency.

I would like today to thank the many educators across Canada who brought the Junior Astronauts campaign to thousands of youth by completing campaign activities with them.

And congratulations to all young Canadians who rose to the challenge and tested their knowledge and abilities in science and technology, fitness and nutrition, and teamwork and communication.

These three streams are very important for astronauts.

I would also like to congratulate the 52 space enthusiasts who won a spot in the virtual Junior Astronaut Camp.

Like you, I had the chance to spend time with Canadian Space Agency experts before my first space mission.

They taught me to operate Canadarm2, the space station’s robotic arm.

I encourage you to ask questions, benefit from the CSA’s expertise and make the most out of your experience.

It’s a unique opportunity!

So enjoy the camp, Junior Astronauts!


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