Images of the Olympic relay passing in space between Pesquet and Hoshide on board the ISS

The Olympic relay handover between Tokyo and Paris did not take place only on Earth: with a little advance, on board the ISS, the Japanese astronaut Aki Hoshide symbolically handed over the Olympic flag to Thomas Pesquet, as seen in the video below.

A passage of relay, without gravity, aboard the space station during which the two astronauts unfold the Olympic flag and turn it over, displaying the colors of Paris 2024, before launching into the capsule.

A flag on screens

On Earth, as the protocol requires, it is Anne Hidalgo, the mayor of Paris, the host city in three years, who received the Olympic flag from the hands of the governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, in traditional dress, by the intermediary of the president of the international Olympic committee, Thomas Bach, and reports it this Monday in Paris.

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The images posted from space made it possible to quickly forget the small setback during the Parisian ceremony during which the giant flag which was to be hoisted at the top of the Eiffel Tower, as the banner of the passing of the baton, could not be. be due “Weather hazards”, and replaced on screens by video editing. On the other hand, the Patrouille de France has coated the Eiffel Tower with its blue, white and red smoke.

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