Biographies of International Astronauts


Jean-François André


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Personal data

Birthdate:  19.11.1958
Birthplace:  Longeville-lès-Metz
Marital status:  married
Children:  two
Selection date:  09.09.1985
Selection group:  CNES-2 / ESA-2 / EAC
Position:  MSP / LS
Status:  active


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-66  MSP  03.11. - 14.11.1994 10d 22h 34m 
2  STS-84  MSP  15.05. - 24.05.1997 9d 05h 20m 
3  STS-103  MSP  20.12. - 28.12.1999 7d 23h 10m 
Total  28d 03h 04m 

Additional information

Graduated from National High School in aeronautics and astronautics, Toulouse, 1983; hobbies: Sports, skill games, canyoning, skiing, flying activities such as boomerang, frisbee, kites; trained in Star City (Russia) on the Soyuz and Mir systems in 1991; was selected on 15 May 1992 as an ESA astronaut; was detached to the NASA Johnson Space Center/Houston in August 1992 to gain the Space Shuttle mission specialist qualifications; returned to European Astronaut Center, but still an active ESA astronaut.

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