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Limbless adventurer Philippe Croizon plans to go into space


Paris (France), Feb 24 (EFE), (Camera: Marta Garde).- French adventurer Philippe Croizon, 52, who had his arms and legs amputated after an accident in 1994, aims to become the first disabled person to travel to space, for which he is already in contact with Elon Musk.SOUNDBITES OF PHILIPPE CROIZON, ADVENTURER: 1. "My goal is to be the first disabled person that goes into space. (I would like) to float, not to feel my body or notice my disability, to be free. A bit like in the underwater immersion. But above all, (I want) to see the stars." 2. "I have been in contact with (Elon) Musk for about two months. I started on Twitter. I sent him a message saying: Good morning, I'm Philippe Croizon, I'm a French adventurer, I have no arms no legs. Send me into space. 3. "Against all odds, he answered me and afterwards, we spoke by email and he put me in contact with Jared Isaacman, the space-shuttle pilot, and we have been studying the possibility of going into space for a long time. 4. "Who could have imagined that I was going to swim across (the English Channel), swimming across the five continents or being a pilot at the Dakar Rally?"5. "For ten years I was afraid, ashamed of my new body, afraid of the outside world, and I abandoned myself." 6. "Love gave me wings and I hope that love will take me into space. I have been able to fulfill all my dreams until today thanks to love." 7. "Currently, disability is still a barrier, but tomorrow there will be a lot of technologies, science... to guarantee that a damaged body can be repaired. That will happen in a very near future."

Added on the 24/02/2021 13:00:00 - Copyright : EFE Inglés

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