Biographies of International Astronauts

Favier

Jean-Jacques

France

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Personal data

Birthdate:  13.04.1949
Birthplace:  Kehl / GERMANY
Marital status:  married
Children:  four
Selection date:  09.09.1985
Selection group:  CNES-2
Position:  PSP / LS
Status:  Ret. 07.07.1996

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-78  PSP  20.06. - 07.07.1996 16d 21h 48m 
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Total  16d 21h 48m 
           

Backup assignments

No. Mission Position
1  STS-65  PSP

Additional information

Engineering degree from National Polytechnical Institute of Grenoble, 1971; Ph.D. in engineering from the Mining School of Paris 1976; Ph.D. in metallurgy and physics from the University of Grenoble, 1977; research engineer and advisor; from 61 European candidates for the ESA 1991 selection one of six French candidates, but because of a five person limit for each ESA member state CNES had to withdraw one candidate (which became Favier); was selected as candidate for STS-65, 1992; September 1999 Deputy Director of Space Technologies at CNES; hobbies: Downhill skiing, tennis, wind-surfing, archaeology.

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