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Léopold Paul Pierre


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Personal data

Birthdate:  28.04.1957
Birthplace:  Biarritz
Marital status:  married
Children:  one
Selection date:  30.07.1990
Selection group:  CNES-3 / EAC
Position:  Research Cosmonaut (RC) / MSP / SS
Status:  active


No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  Soyuz TM-27 / Soyuz TM-26  Research Cosmonaut  29.01. - 19.02.1998 20d 16h 35m 
2  STS-122 / ISS-16 / STS-123  Flight Engineer  07.02. - 27.03.2008 48d 04h 53m 
Total  68d 21h 28m 

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  Soyuz TM-24  Research Cosmonaut
2  STS-121  Flight Engineer

Additional information

Brigadier General, French Air Force; graduated as an engineer from the Salon de Provence Air Force Academy, 1979; graduated from the Test Pilot School (EPNER) in Istres, 1988; was selected as backup for Soyuz TM-24; from 61 European candidates for the ESA 1991 selection one of six French candidates (and on the shortlist of 25 candidate applicants), but not selected then; joined the European Astronaut Corps in August 1998; assigned to train at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston and entered the 1998 Mission Specialist Class on 27 August 1998; hobbies: Jogging, mountain biking, tennis, reading, computer, sports.

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