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19 May 1948 |
|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, Mir-Perseus|
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. 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.
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.
- http://www.spacefacts.de/bios/international/english/haignere_jean-pierre.htm Spacefacts biography of Jean-Pierre Haigneré
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