Music and Space – Yuksek and Thomas Pesquet

This music video, directed by Jérôme de Gerlache, is a collaboration between French musician Yuksek and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station.

The friends came up for the concept of this film to show both ships of creation: Yuksek’s studio where he composed the music inspired by Thomas Pesquet’s flight, and the spaceship where Thomas is performing science for the benefit of humanity.

Illustrating their everyday working life, they are brought together by music that crosses borders and travels easily from Earth to space. Music connects people anywhere, it is universal and that is its intrinsic beauty.

Thomas is spending six months on the International Space Station as part of his Proxima mission. During Proxima, Thomas will perform around 50 scientific experiments for ESA and France’s space agency CNES as well as take part in many research activities for the other Station partners. The mission is part of ESA’s vision to use Earth-orbiting spacecraft as a place to live and work for the benefit of European society while using the experience to prepare for future voyages of exploration further into the Solar System.

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