EAC selections
(European Astronaut Corps)

Date of selection:     1998 until 2002

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No. Rank Name Nation Profession Selection Age Retirement Age
01 --- Claudie André-Deshays * France Physician 01.11.1999 42 18.06.2002 45
02 --- Jean-François A. Clervoy France Aeronautic engineer 01.06.1998 39    
03 Maj. Frank De Winne Belgium Pilot Air Force 19.10.1998 37 01.08.2012 51
04 --- Pedro F. Duque Spain Aeronautic engineer 01.06.1998 35 ??.??.200? ??
05 --- Reinhold Ewald Germany Pysicist ??.02.1999 42 ??.??.200? ??
06 Col. Léopold Eyharts France Pilot Air Force 01.08.1998 41    
07 --- A. Christer Fuglesang Sweden Physicist 01.06.1998 41    
08 --- Umberto Guidoni Italy Physicist 01.08.1998 43 ??.06.2004 49
09 BrigGen. Jean-Pierre Haigneré France Pilot Air Force 01.06.1998 50 ??.05.2003 55
10 --- André Kuipers Netherlands Physician 05.10.1998 40    
11 --- Paolo A. Nespoli Italy Aeronautic engineer 01.08.1998 41    
12 --- Claude Nicollier Switzerland Physicist 01.06.1998 53 ??.03.2007 62
13 Col. Philippe Perrin France Pilot Air Force 01.11.1999 36 ??.05.2004 41
14 Col. Thomas A. Reiter Germany Pilot Air Force 01.06.1998 40 30.09.2007 49
15 --- Hans W. Schlegel Germany Physicist 01.08.1998 46    
16 --- Gerhard J.P. Thiele Germany Physicist 01.08.1998 44 ??.10.2005 52
17 Col. Michel A. Tognini France Pilot Air Force 01.11.1999 50 ??.05.2003 53
18 Maj. Roberto Vittori Italy Pilot Air Force 01.08.1998 33    
19 Lt. Samantha Cristoforetti Italy Pilot Air Force 20.05.2009 32    
20 --- Alexander Gerst Germany Physicist 20.05.2009 32    
21 --- Andreas E. Mogensen Denmark Engineer 20.05.2009 33    
22 Capt. Luca S. Parmitano Italy Pilot Air Force 20.05.2009 33    
23 Maj. Timothy N. Peake United Kingdom Pilot Air Force 20.05.2009 37    
24 --- Thomas Pesquet France Engineer 20.05.2009 31    

* after marriage Haigneré

Start training:
??.08.1996 Duque, Fuglesang, Guidoni, Thiele (NASA training as MSP)
24.08.1998 Eyharts, Nespoli, Schlegel, Vittori (NASA training as MSP)
??.??.2009 Cristoforetti, Gerst, Mogensen, Parmitano, Peake, Pesquet
 
Examination:
??.08.1998 Duque, Fuglesang, Guidoni, Thiele (NASA training as MSP)
??.08.2000 Eyharts, Nespoli, Schlegel, Vittori (NASA training as MSP)
??.??.20?? Cristoforetti, Gerst, Mogensen, Parmitano, Peake, Pesquet
 
Note:
The EAC of the ESA was on 01.06.1998 constituted with the 5 remained ESA astronauts Nicollier, Fuglesang, Reiter, Clervoy and Duque and the French CNES astronaut Haigneré and should be replace the national selection groups (CNES, DLR, ASI) to get a common astronaut corps.
Duque, Fuglesang, Guidoni and Thiele were delegated in 1996 to the NASA. Further Nicollier, Clervoy and Tognini have a MSP examination. Haigneré, Schlegel, Fuglesang, Eyharts, Reiter, Duque, Ewald, Tognini, André-Deshays and Kuipers are having a certification from the Russian TsPK. Four of them (André-Deshays, Fuglesang, Reiter and Kuipers) are able to be Soyuz commander in the case of an emergency landing.

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Last update on July 07, 2013.