The astronauts are nice: Thomas Pesquet receives messages Video Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong

Science 20 November, 2016

Astronauts are nice to each other. Even when they do not belong to the same agency. Thus Jing Haipeng, commander of the Chinese space station Tiangong-2, and his compatriot Chen Dong, back on Earth when Thomas Pesquet flew aboard a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station have recorded a video before going down.

A video in which they welcomed the cooperation between training centers astronaut of the European Space Agency and the Chinese agency, but also culinary exchanges among space travelers.

For his birthday, Jin Haipeng has indeed received a cheesecake crafted by French chef Alain Ducasse for Thomas Pesquet. In friendly elevator reference, Jin Haipeng Chen Dong and presented to Thomas Pesquet their best wishes for his mission on the ISS.