In forty years, only ten Frenchmen have traveled to the square

Astronaut, taikonaut, cosmonaut or astronaut? These four words refer to an entire person going out into space. An astronaut is an American, a Chinese taikonaut, a Russian cosmonaut and a European astronaut. The French who have visited space therefore belong to this last category. They are the only ten who have made this trip since … Read more

In space swarms of debris

“Dangerous.” Irresponsible. » The outraged reactions from the United States and NATO flared up after the anti-satellite missile launch, which Russia carried out on 15 November. → ANALYSIS. Anti-satellite missile: space, a new battlefield for the great powers? By destroying one of its own defunct satellites, Russia deliberately generated “more than 1,500 traceable recyclable waste … Read more