‘Nobody can take my place now’: veteran astronaut describes feeling of blasting into space

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    Veteran French astronaut Jean-Pierre Haignere explains the feeling of being strapped into a space capsule ahead of launch. A SpaceX mission is set to blast off for the International Space Station Friday morning from Cape Canaveral in Florida.

    SpaceX’s international crew includes astronauts from the United States, Japan and France. Frenchman Thomas Pesquet will become the first European to command the ISS during a portion of the six-month mission, orbiting 400km above the Earth’s surface. Follow FRANCE 24’s live coverage of the launch.

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