Biographies of International Astronauts

De Winne

Frank

Belgium

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Personal data

Birthdate:  25.04.1961
Birthplace:  Ghent
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  19.10.1998
Selection group:  EAC
Position:  SS / Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. 01.08.2012

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TMA-1 / Soyuz TM-34  Flight Engineer  30.10. - 10.11.2002 10d 20h 53m 
2  Soyuz TMA-15 / ISS-20 / ISS-21  Flight Engineer / ISS-CDR  27.05. - 01.12.2009 187d 20h 42m 
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Total  198d 17h 35m 
   

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-122  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Masters degree in telecommunications and civil engineering from the Royal Military Academy, Brussels, 1984; graduated in 1992 from Empire Test Pilots School (ETPS) in Boscombe Down, England, with honours; Brigadier General and squadron commander, Belgium Air Force; selected as ESA astronaut; hobbies: Football, small PC applications, gastronomy; since August 01, 2012 Head of the European Astronaut Centre Department.

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