State of progress :
Medical follow-up and physiolophy experiments of the Alpha mission
In 2016, Thomas Pesquet made his first space flight with the Proxima mission. In the spring of 2021, it will fly again on a new 6-month mission, called Alpha.
More than ten experiments have been developed and supported by CADMOS/CNES, which also manages all the physiological experiments on board the station, whatever the mission and the astronaut who carries them out.
On behalf of CNES, the MEDES team at CADMOS is heavily involved in these specific experiments at Alpha
In addition, MEDES is working closely with the astronaut and will provide medical monitoring for Thomas Pesquet during his flight.
From preparation on Earth to follow-up in space
On behalf of CNES, the MEDES team at CADMOS is heavily involved in these specific experiments at Alpha : preparation and follow-up with the scientists, spatialization of the experiment, drafting of procedures, training of the astronaut, etc.
They are now ready for the mission and the teams will then provide operational support for the execution of these experiments on board the ISS.
Support as close as possible to the astronaut
MEDES provided medical follow-up for Thomas Pesquet during his flight.
This included being present during the preparation phases, during the pre-flight quarantine period, to ensure regular monitoring during the mission, then on landing and during post-flight monitoring.
MEDES was also involved in the communication phases of the mission: participation in live broadcasts during the spacewalks, Alpha café at the Cité de l’espace, interviews with numerous media to talk about the French experiments, but also about Man in space and its physiological upheavals…
Motivation, expertise, enthusiasm, involvement… a whole team working for the success of this exceptional space adventure !
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