Biographies of International Astronauts


Pedro Francisco


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Personal data

Birthdate:  14.03.1963
Birthplace:  Madrid
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  15.05.1992
Selection group:  ESA-2 / EAC
Position:  LS / Research Cosmonaut (RC) / PSP / MSP / Test Cosmonaut (TC)
Status:  Ret. ??.??.200? / active


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-95  MSP  29.10. - 07.11.1998 8d 21h 44m 
2  Soyuz TMA-3 / Soyuz TMA-2  Flight Engineer  18.10. - 28.10.2003 9d 21h 02m 
Total  18d 18h 46m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-20  Research Cosmonaut
2  STS-78  PSP

Additional information

Official name: Pedro Francisco Duque Duque, but prefers to be called just Pedro Duque; graduated from Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronauticos, Universidad Politechnica, Madrid, 1986; was assigned to train at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and entered the 1996 Class as a mission specialist; in April 2001 he was assigned to the first ISS advanced training class and underwent preparation until 2003 that qualified him for one of the first European long-term flights on board ISS; was seconded by ESA as Director of Operations of the Spanish User Support and Operations Centre (USOC) in Madrid, which is managed by the Instituto da Riva/Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (IDR/UPM); hobbies: swimming, diving, cycling. In October 2011 Duque returned to ESA after his special leave as a member of ESA’s European Astronaut Corps.

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