This mission was the project of a decade's work.
I've been as a pilot involved in the Gulf War. And then, in the No-Fly Zone.
So it's, I think it's quite, quite unique to fly with somebody with so much experience.
It's only when you're flying above it that you realize how incredible the Earth really is.
Polytechnique is a school whose multidisciplinary, very high scientific level curriculum is invaluable.
The last thing, and the only one that you cannot physically train for, is the psychological preparation.
I think that witnessing ecological problems visible from space is one of the new and essential roles of astronauts.
And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew that nobody in Europe was able to go to space. It was the privilege of being either American or Russian.
We also had to bring with us some desired scientific equipment over to the station as well as assemble new machines. For that, I had to conduct two space walks.
And, you run also video because to fly this arm, you're relying mostly on some external camera views that may be coming from the arm itself or from the station.