French astronaut enjoys sax in space

Thomas Pesquet
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shows off his sax on the International Space Station. (NASA / ESA Photo)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield had his guitar, and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman had her flute: Now French astronaut Thomas Pesquet has his sax in space.

The saxophone was included in the SpaceX Dragon cargo shipment that arrived at the International Space Station on Feb. 23, and Pesquet’s crewmates kept it hidden until his 39th birthday four days later.

Now the sax is out of the bag, thanks to a series of tweets that came out this week.

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By Alan Boyle

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