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Claudie HAIGNERE

French Claudie HAIGNERE

born Claudie ANDRE-DESHAYS

French doctor, politician, and former spationaut

Source :  François PILLIEN ,  Lionel VALLIN ,  Alexandre PECKING

Born: on May 13, 1957 in Le Creusot, France


Biography

Born in Le Creusot, France, Claudie Haigneré studied medicine at the Faculté de Médecine (Paris-Cochin) and Faculté des Sciences (Paris-VII). She went on to obtain certificates in biology and sports medicine (1981), aviation and space medicine (1982), and rheumatology (1984). In 1986 she received a diploma in the biomechanics and physiology of movement. She completed her PhD thesis in neuroscience in 1992.

Haigneré was a back-up crew member for the 1993 Mir Altaïr mission in which her future husband Jean-Pierre Haigneré participated. The asteroid 135268 Haigneré is named in their combined honour. Haigneré visited the Mir space station for 16 days in 1996, as part of the Russian-French Cassiopée mission. In 2001, Haigneré became the first European woman to visit the International Space Station, as part of the Andromède mission. She retired from ESA on June 18, 2002.

Source :  http://www.wikipedia.org/

See Also :

- Category French politician, Astronaut