Thomas Pesquet graduated from the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space in Toulouse (ISAE-SUPEAERO) and spent his last year of training at the Polytechnique Montreal (Canada). In 2006, he obtained his airline pilot's license, after having followed Air France training. With over 2,300 flying hours under his belt on commercial aircraft, he became an A320 instructor. It was in May 2009 that he was selected to become an astronaut. He entered ESA in September 2009 and completed his initial training in November 2010. Upon graduation he worked as Eurocom, which is responsible for communications with astronauts during flights from the mission control center. He is also in charge of future projects at the European Astronaut Center (EAC). To prepare for space, he underwent additional technical and operational training in Europe, Russia and the United States: on the Soyuz vehicle, on American and Russian space suits, and on the International Space Station systems. Thomas Pesquet also took part in exploration training: in 2011, he participated in the ESA underground training program, then in 2012 in NASA's SEATEST II mission, organised in an underwater base. On March 17th , 2014, he was assigned to a long-term mission aboard the International Space Station. As flight engineer for Expeditions 50 and 51, he took off on November 17th, 2016 for the International Space Station: his mission lasted six months, before his return to Earth on June 2nd, 2017. Thomas Pesquet will go back to the International Space Station next year with SpaceX's Crew Dragon.