Wanna learn more about space? Check out this talk from by astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who took to the stage at TEDxParis to talk the International Space Station, inflatable space hotels (no, really), and a manned mission to Mars.

Watch his whole talk here»

Fun fact to hold you over while you queue up the talk: The International Space Station has the same interior volume as two Boeing 747 jets, and can travel the distance between Paris and New York in 12 minutes.

Above: Pesquet at TEDxParis; NASA astronaut Nicholas Patrick takes a spacewalk (Photo: NASA); and astronauts at the ISS wave hello to TEDxParis.

Up, up and TEDx! 26 TEDx Talks by astronauts

Today TED-Ed released a fabulous new lesson by astronaut Jerry Carr: Life of an astronaut. To celebrate the lives and work of all the brave men and women who take great risks to increase our knowledge of the universe, we’ve collected 24 compelling TEDx Talks given by current and former astronauts.


Inside the full list you’ll find:

Joseph Allen walking you through daily life on the International Space Station

Lodewijk van den Berg — the first Dutchman in space — describing how a scientist becomes an astronaut

Nicole Stott sharing the stories of her heroes — the first women in the space program

Roberta Bondar — the first neurologist in space — detailing that stresses that zero-gravity puts on the human body

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