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LOOK: French Astronaut Takes Pals’ Wedding Rings To The International Space Station

29 March 2017, 7:08 am EDT By Arrianne Del Rosario Tech Times
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Wedding rings from space? Best gift ever!

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet first made headlines in 2016 for being the 10th Frenchman to travel to space and the first one in almost a decade.

But his name might go down in history for being the "Best Man Ever," too.

Thomas Pesquet Brings Friends' Wedding Rings To ISS

When Pesquet's friends tie the knot this summer, they'll be getting a present so awesome, it's out of this world.

A first-time space flyer, Pesquet, along with NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson and Roscosmos commander Oleg Novitskiy, left for the International Space Station back in November. The team took off from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aboard the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft for the Proxima mission.

Apparently, he brought along a special package for his six-month stay on the space station.

In his official Twitter account, the 39-year-old aerospace engineer revealed a photo of a pair of silver wedding rings floating in midair.

"In my 1.5 kg 'hand luggage', I brought the wedding rings of my friends getting married this summer! I'll be back in time to be their witness," he captioned.

"Wedding rings from space, now that's a grand romantic gesture," he wrote in a succeeding tweet.

ISS Surprise: Saxophone And French Macaroons

It appears Pesquet himself is having an epic time at the space station as well.

Earlier this year, his crewmates surprised him for his birthday by reuniting him with his beloved saxophone. A music junkie, Pesquet shared that he plans to bring the woodwind instrument with him to space.

"You never know. It could be really cool on a Sunday," he told CBS News.

"I hope it won't bother my crewmates, I'll try to find the most isolated corner of [the] space station so that in case I'm really not doing well at all it won't be too much pain for you guys," he continued.

"We'll let you know whether or not he's any good," ISS fellow astronaut, Whitson, quipped.

Unfortunately, that didn't happen, much to his disappointment. The saxophone only arrived on SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft on Feb. 23, but his crewmates kept it a secret from him until the day of his 39th birthday.

But that's not all. NASA also sent Pesquet a stash of French macarons — floating ones at that.

(Photo : ESA) Thomas Pesquet enjoying his French macarons at the ISS.
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