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Mission 50-51 – At the Heart of the Conquest of Space Back to the list

Number of episodes: 2
Episode's length: 90'
Directors: Alain Tixier
Producer: Grand Angle Productions
Coproducers: ARTE
Language: French & English
Copyright: 2017

In November 2016, Frenchman Thomas Pesquet, American Peggy Whitson and Russian Oleg Novitsky will lift off for a 6-month mission in the International Space Station. There, 400 kilometers above the Earth, the three astronauts will jointly face the challenge of living in space and will conduct a series of essential scientific experiments in a range of fields.

As it relates this exceptional adventure, this film not only highlights all the fresh aspects that this mission will open relative to future space exploration, but also the progress and the many applications it will bring to the improvement of our lives on Earth.


UPCOMING 2016/2017


Mission 50-51, Job: Astronaut!

From the very beginnings of Man’s first missions into space to our days via the preparation of astronaut Thomas Pesquet and his international crew, and the state of scientific knowledge in 2016… In November 2016, French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet, American Peggy Whitson and Russian Oleg Novitsky will blast off for a six-month stay on the International Space Station. Between now and then, they will undergo intensive psychological, physical and scientific training. This first film about Soyuz Mission MS-03 will follow our heroes through their long preparation, demonstrating how Thomas Pesquet, as all his predecessors, in particular Russians and Americans,...

Mission 50-51: space, the future of the earth?

From the launching of the Soyuz rocket to the return to Earth in the Spring of 2017 to discover how Man envisages life in space one day and the unexpected spinoffs from space research for the protection of his most beautiful vessel, the Earth… It is December 2016 and a rocket blasts off from Baikonur destined for the International Space Station (ISS). Aboard are our three astronauts: Thomas Pesquet, Peggy Whitson and Oleg Novitsky, who will spend six months in this veritable laboratory for our future. This second installment follows our front-line crew as they live life aboard the station. A stay where they will undergo, in particular, the...