ESA Astronaut Takes Space Station Command

European astronaut Thomas Pesquet, left, and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

HOUSTON—Command of the seven-person International Space Station (ISS) transitioned on Oct. 4 from Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet. Pesquet is the first native of France to hold the post. He will serve in the...

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