Vladimír Remek MEP visited the JET facilities on 20th October with Dr. Milan Rípa from IPP Prague. Mr Remek, who was the first non-US non-USSR astronaut in 1978, had an opportunity to watch one of the first restart plasma discharges in real-time (photo left).

This reminds me so much of my space mission

he told us,

when I saw an Aurora Borealis which looks similarly beautiful and not every astronaut has a chance to see it, either.