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French astronaut Pesquet urges next generation to reach for the stars

38-year-old French astronaut Thomas Pesquet is about to blast off for the International Space Station and spend six months at an altitude of 400,000 metres. He will be the tenth French national to venture into space - a childhood dream that has become reality after years of hard work and preparation. He sat down with FRANCE 24 at the European Space Agency to tell us what he is expecting from his space odyssey and how he plans to inspire the next generation of astronauts.

By Tom BURGES WATSON

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2017-12-18 Europe

Russian businessman says 2018 presidential election a 'democratic process'

Russian businessman Vladimir Yakunin, a longtime associate of President Vladimir Putin, spent ten years at the helm of Russian Railways. He is now the chair of the Dialogue of...

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2017-12-16 Americas

‘Mexico will not finance US wall,’ foreign minister says

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico would not help finance the border wall proposed by US President Donald Trump. “The wall is a...

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2017-12-15 Bangladesh

Bangladeshi PM calls violence in Myanmar 'unacceptable'

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called the actions of the army against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar "unacceptable". Hundreds of...

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2017-12-13 Asia-pacific

Japanese FM against 'dialogue for the sake of dialogue' with Pyongyang

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono reacted to the proposal by his US counterpart Rex Tillerson to hold direct talks with North Korea without...

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2017-12-15 Middle East

Ex-minister Tzipi Livni calls for freeze on Israeli settlements

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Israel's former foreign minister Tzipi Livni called for a freeze on Israeli settlements and a revival of the peace process with the Palestinians....

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