Name French astronaut's next ISS mission

4 May 2020

French astronaut Thomas Pasquet is set to return to space in 2021 - and the European Space Agency has challenged the public to give the mission a name.

It has launched an international competition to find the name of the trip to the International Space Station (ISS), which travels at 27,600km/h some 400km above the Earth. The deadline for entries is midnight on Tuesday, May 12.

Your proposed name for the mission should be one word only, without spaces or dashes. It should not be a proper name unless it has special meaning, such as a mythological reference.

To enter, complete this online form

If you are looking for inspiration, Mr Pesquet's first mission was named Proxima - the Latin superlative of propior, which means 'closest'.

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