Astronaut describes her experience in space

Claudie Haigneré, the first French woman in space, puts into words the thrilling experience of leaving Earth.

Eva Green plays an astronaut on the screen, Claudie Haigneré has made it her job.

Captivating meeting between the two women

In "Proxima", Eva Green plays an astronaut who is preparing to leave for her first space mission. Before filming, she met Claudie Haigneré, the first French woman to go into space, in 1996. “So far, only about sixty women have flown in space. Claudie Haigneré is one of them. Experience is also shared because, these experiences, we are only very rare privileged people to have experienced it", says the astronaut. For Eva Green, astronauts are her superheroes, "extremely passionate beings, 200% invested, who are very talented in many fields". In admiration of Claudie Haigneré's profession, bestowing to Eva Green, being an astronaut is not a profession, it is a vocation. To Claudie Haigneré, it is above all an extraordinary adventure to find yourself in outer space in this spacesuit which is what protects you from this hostile environment. Seeing the Earth fall away below you at 17,400 mph, 250 miles in orbit,” says Claudie Haigneré.

Magical moments in space

Claudie Haigneré recounts the memories of her space journey. “It was the take-off that particularly marked him, the only moment when we will see ourselves being extracted vertically from the earth, therefore vertical, therefore the extraction, the separation of the earth, this moment…” Through the window, she remembers seeing "this little blue and white planet which is the earth in this rather mysterious black cosmos". For Claudie Haigneré, it is an extraordinary beauty and fragility. Feeling sensations which were not usual to him, it is “difficult to find the words”, confides the astronaut: "The overview effect.” Earth, a planet that carries life, "this is very strong". Claudie Haigneré admits to being very attached to the beauties of the Earth: “We are nevertheless earthlings somewhere and we are attached to this planet.”


12/14/2019 12:58 PM
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  • Brooklyn R.
    a day

    Girl fix your hair

  • Karla J.
    a day


  • Mae G.
    3 days

    Saw her in bond movie gorgeous Eva green.

  • Abigail S.
    5 days

    I just love listening to them talk.

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    01/21/2020 02:37


  • Francisco M.
    01/20/2020 20:38

    Eva Green speaks French?! 😻

  • Tesha H.
    01/16/2020 23:16

    uhhhh sploosh Eva

  • Javier M.
    01/16/2020 20:32

    Woah she just got sexier.

  • TJ C.
    01/15/2020 23:13

    I first saw this chick on 300 rise of an empire had no idea she is French

  • Meagan M.
    01/12/2020 05:10

    Eva green speaking French is my new mood

  • Natalya I.
    01/10/2020 09:44

    Listening to her words about actually being in space and seeing the planet as just one harmonious thing was beautiful. I am so glad she can relay those experiences to the rest of us!

  • Rigdon M.
    01/07/2020 23:16

    oh this woman amazes me everytime! 😮😄☺️☺️☺️

  • Amber J.
    01/06/2020 22:04

  • Kayleigh K.
    01/06/2020 20:39

    boo at it again👏🏼👏🏼

  • Megha S.
    01/05/2020 08:10

    French really does make everything, including space, better 😂

  • John P.
    01/02/2020 17:20

    Worse hairstyle ever!

  • Ed S.
    01/02/2020 16:28

    Really people you guys still believe in this crap

  • Ed S.
    01/02/2020 16:28

    Get out of here with the fake crap I Can Tell She's a demon worshipper

  • Carly E.
    01/02/2020 14:15

    she done gone to space!

  • Farzin B.
    01/01/2020 21:59

    Didn't see her after the Kingdom Of Heaven