Biographies of International Astronauts

Chrétien

Jean-Loup Jacques Marie

France

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Personal data

Birthdate:  20.08.1938
Birthplace:  La Rochelle
Marital status:  married
Children:  five (one deceased)
Selection date:  12.06.1980
Selection group:  CNES-1
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC) / PSP / MSP
Status:  Ret. 20.07.2001

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz T-6  Research Cosmonaut  24.06. - 02.07.1982 7d 21h 50m 
2  Soyuz TM-7 / Soyuz TM-6  Research Cosmonaut  26.11. - 21.12.1988 24d 18h 07m 
3  STS-86  MSP  26.09. - 06.10.1997 10d 19h 22m 
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Total  43d 11h 19m 
     

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-51G  PSP

Additional information

Master of science in aeronautical engineering from French Air Force Academy, Salon de Provence, 1961; Brigadier General, French Air Force; test pilot; was selected as backup for STS-51G; later appointed Chief, CNES Astronaut Office; under a special agreement between NASA and CNES assigned to train at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as a mission specialist, 1995; hobbies: Snow skiing, sailing, wind surfing, car-rallying, golf, woodworking, playing church organ and electric organ; since 2000 U.S. citizen; retired due to some injuries.

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