Best of Alpha mission timelapse


A collection of the best timelapse videos made during ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet’s second mission to the International Space Station, “Alpha” in 2021. The camera is setup to take pictures at intervals of two a second, and the pictures are then edited into this video that plays at 25 pictures a second. Most videos around 12 times faster than real speed.

Thomas shared this video on social media with the caption:

“Probably the last the timelapse from space, and fittingly here is a special edition “best of” montage: aurora, lightning, spacewalks, day views and spacecraft reentry in less than five minutes. Get comfy, cast it to your largest screen in the house and enjoy!”

Over 200 experiments are planned during Thomas’ time in space, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by the French space agency @CNES.

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  1. Le plus impressionnant c’est les vues de la Terre de nuit de jour, les technologies spatiales, et les EVA… Les voir s’activer comme des fourmis, si minuscules face à l’ISS et l’environnement spatial, c’est incroyable et admirable… 😍😊👐🏼👐🏼 J’avais oublié les magnifiques aurores, mais je crois que c’est un pléonasme…. 🥰
    The most impressive are the views of Earth by day, by night, the spatial technologies, and the EVA. See them all working hard like ants, and being so shiny face to the ISS and the spatial environment, it’s incredible and admirable. I forgot the magnificent auroras, but I think that’s a pleonasm, isn’t it ? 😉🥰

  2. Cc, Thomas Pesquet,
    Magnifique, et en même temps un sentiment de "petitesse " à l'échelle de l'espace.. Vos sorties nous font comprendre, s'il le fallait, combien vos vies sont précieuses pour nous aider à comprendre cette terre que nous aimons tant, et que pourtant nous ne savons pas chérir…Revenez nous vite et en bonne santé pour nous aider à voir loin et longtemps…Je vous embrasse..

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