French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet's Amazing Photos from Space (Gallery)

Spacewalk Selfie


Astronaut Thomas Pesquet snaps his first space selfie during his first spacewalk.

Dangling Over Earth


Astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s feet dangle in space about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above the Earth.

Soyuz, Progress & Paris


A Soyuz and a Progress spacecraft docked at the ISS are seen above Paris, France in this night shot taken by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on Dec. 1, 2016.

ISS Water Experiment


European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet tested fluid dynamics in orbit in a newly released video from the International Space Station.

Eye of Africa


Astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured an image of the "eye of Africa," Mauritania in the Sahara desert. At close to 31 miles (50 kilometers), astronauts have long used this site as a land mark.

Rocky Mountains


European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured this photo of the Rocky Mountains from the International Space Station on Dec. 25, 2016. Read the full story.

Wind-Sculpted Dunes


Pesquet captured this photo of dunes in the Sahara Desert on Dec. 6, 2016.

Dieppe, France


"This one is very special to me: it’s a great feeling to see from space where one grew up!" Pesquet wrote when he tweeted this photo from the International Space Station on Jan. 15, 2017.

Sandy Patterns


On December 16, 2016, ESA's Thomas Pesquet, a member of Expedition 50-51 on the International Space Station until April 20, 2017, captured this image of some very repetitious sand dunes. Not a place to lose your way!

Mauna Loa Volcano


This is what an active volcano looks like... from space!

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Christine Lunsford
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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.