Biographies of International Astronauts

Perrin

Philippe

France

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Personal data

Birthdate:  06.01.1963
Birthplace:  Meknes / MOROCCO
Marital status:  married
Children:  three
Selection date:  ??.07.1990
Selection group:  CNES-3 / EAC
Position:  MSP / SS
Status:  Ret. ??.05.2004

Spaceflights

No. Mission Position Time Duration
1  STS-111  MSP  05.06. - 19.06.2002 13d 20h 35m 
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Total  13d 20h 35m 
           

Additional information

Engineering degree from French "Ecole Polytechnique (Paris)", 1982; Colonel, French Air Force; test pilot; 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; under a special agreement between NASA and CNES assigned to train at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston as a mission specialist in 1995; became an ESA Astronaut in December 2002; hobbies: Scuba diving, skiing, sailing, hiking, traveling, history of sciences; returned to European Astronaut Center, later an active ESA astronaut; in May 2004 he joined Airbus Industry in Toulouse to become an experimental test pilot.

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