Growing up, I never dreamed of becoming an astronaut, but Thomas Pesquet is starting to change my mind. During his six months at the International Space Station, Pesquet has tweeted out a collection of pictures and videos that’ll make you want to reconsider your career (because who doesn’t want to chill in space?)
I mean, just look how cool the view is.
The @Space_Station is amazing: better than in my best dreams. I wish everybody could get the chance to come up here! #Proxima pic.twitter.com/5XsvHd1oYN
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) November 21, 2016
Pesquet gets the absolute best shots of all your favorite places around the world.
This was my first night-time picture from space. A city at night, but I have no idea which one. Do you? 🌃 https://t.co/BZ4HVg1dx4 pic.twitter.com/YbO8DMAMK4
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) November 28, 2016
It turns out to be #NewDelhi, thanks for your detective work everybody https://t.co/kQi4tejkkD
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) November 29, 2016
My native Seine-Maritime seems to open up the curtains to watch me pass! My roots are here: from the Seine's loops to the Channel's shores pic.twitter.com/vEMGKJw2V1
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) January 4, 2017
Over Egypt, I was looking for the Pyramids. I haven’t found them, but I got pretty detailed shots of Cairo https://t.co/TnpU03kcSx #Proxima pic.twitter.com/tDrb8WCwDI
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) January 16, 2017
Finally! Snapped the Pyramids. Anyone have another challenge? #pyramidswin pic.twitter.com/ncIbU27wGK
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) March 12, 2017
The Great Barrier Reef: another natural jewel that we must protect. #GreatBarrierReef #Australia https://t.co/BRLXLu5MkV pic.twitter.com/8FKrRbvOWe
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) January 8, 2017
Waves are majestic, both up close and from space. As I watch them from here, I can just about imagine the sound of water hitting the shore pic.twitter.com/xsHFYjBXAg
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) May 30, 2017
Alpine glaciers, look a bit like whipped egg whites. They are fragile like eggs too, you can see traces of melting already #climatechange pic.twitter.com/HY24FXaMzA
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) March 11, 2017
This photo in #Arizona tells tales: nature likes curves and randomness, man likes order and geometry… who will win in the end? pic.twitter.com/XH7AHjDKLp
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) May 2, 2017
A timelapse of aurora into a sunrise. Wait for it, the first bright rise… is not the Sun! https://t.co/LOxBmd8bpp #proxima pic.twitter.com/pv56eBCCnz
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) May 17, 2017
Like, the entire world is literally right under his feet.
This is what a spacewalk is: 400km of void under your feet https://t.co/n8DlOvgi6L #Proxima pic.twitter.com/aV4UugPwCr
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) January 14, 2017
Not to mention the whole zero-gravity thing is really fucking cool.
Mixed feelings about @womensday: why do we still have 364 men’s days per year? Proud to have @AstroPeggy by my side #HeForShe #womeninSTEM pic.twitter.com/AphqrXU51C
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) March 8, 2017
Space hamburger: tortilla, rehydrated beef, fresh onion from #HTV6, @ISS_Research lettuce & sauce. Tasted like heaven, flew like an angel ;) pic.twitter.com/uIaeGWEkZj
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) December 30, 2016
Cutest question yet: Friends' daughter saw me floating & wondered at what age I got super powers! @astro_kimbrough was still here then #TBT pic.twitter.com/Bd2Xnciork
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) April 13, 2017
In my 1,5 kg 'hand luggage', I brought the wedding rings of my friends getting married this summer! I'll be back in time to be their witness pic.twitter.com/e1pmrAChkd
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) March 26, 2017
Working on my hang time! Only in space could I have been a #basketball star 🏀 https://t.co/w9NIdl8FXE @NBA pic.twitter.com/NZf3itIawM
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) May 15, 2017
Who else can do the mannequin challenge in such an epic way?
We got the whole crew together and took the #MannequinChallenge to new heights #Proxima pic.twitter.com/vlOglQ3lEh
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) December 29, 2016
Not to mention they’re basically living the lives of our childhood heroes.
Princesses shouldn't be passive, girls have character & ability to lead.The world needs them to fulfil their potential–thanks @carrieffisher pic.twitter.com/2FLJm317dt
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) December 28, 2016
Of course, all good things must come to an end.
Love this crew! Sorry to leave you tomorrow @Astro2fish, @AstroPeggy and Fyodor, enjoy the extra space, hope I packed everything :) pic.twitter.com/8v4WXJFUvu
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) June 1, 2017
It’s been a fantastic adventure and amazing ride. We got a lot of work done up here. Now it’s time to come back to the planet. See you soon! pic.twitter.com/NToaV0WcUY
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) June 2, 2017
Touchdown! Welcome back to Earth @Thom_astro and Oleg Novitsky! pic.twitter.com/OEyZGJO5xt
— ESA (@esa) June 2, 2017
Now, how do I sign up for this?