Jean-Pierre Haigneré

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Jean-Pierre Haigneré
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CNES Astronaut
Nationality French
Status Retired
Born (1948-05-19) 19 May 1948 (age 66)
Paris, France
Other occupation
Test Pilot
Rank Brigadier General, French Air Force
Time in space
209d 12h 25min
Selection 1985 CNES Group 2, 1998 ESA Group
Missions Soyuz TM-17, Mir Altair, Soyuz TM-16, Soyuz TM-29
Mission insignia
Soyuz TM-17 patch.png Soyuz TM-29 logo.png

Jean-Pierre Haigneré (born 19 May 1948) is a French Air Force officer and a former CNES astronaut.

Haigneré was born in Paris, France and joined the French Air Force, where he trained as a test pilot.

He flew on two missions to the Mir space station in 1993 and 1999. The Mir Altair long-duration mission (186 days) in 1993 also included an EVA.[1]

He is married to former French astronaut Claudie Haigneré. The asteroid 135268 Haigneré is named in their combined honour.

He has three children, two from a previous marriage and one with Claudie Haigneré.

In addition to his duties at the European Space Agency, Haigneré is also involved in a European space tourism initiative, the Astronaute Club Européen (ACE), which he co-founded with Alain Dupas and Laurent Gathier.

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