Jean-Pierre Haigneré

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Jean-Pierre Haigneré
Born (1948-05-19) 19 May 1948 (age 75)
Paris, France
OccupationTest Pilot
Space career
CNES Spationaut
RankBrigadier General, French Air Force
Time in space
209d 12h 25min
Selection1985 CNES Group 2, 1998 ESA Group
MissionsSoyuz TM-17, Mir Altair, Soyuz TM-16, Soyuz TM-29, Mir Perseus (EO-27)
Mission insignia
Soyuz TM-17 patch.png Mir-Altair mission patch.png Soyuz TM-29 logo SVG.svg Mir-Perseus mission patch.png

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

Jean-Pierre Haigneré was born in Paris, France, and joined the French Air Force, where he trained as a test pilot.[1]

He flew on two missions to the Mir space station in 1993 and 1999. The Mir Perseus (Mir EO-27) long-duration mission (186 days) in 1999 also included an EVA.[2] In addition to his duties at the European Space Agency, Jean-Pierre 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.[3]


He is married to former French astronaut Claudie Haigneré.[4] The asteroid 135268 Haigneré is named in their combined honour.[5]


  1. ^ "Jean-Pierre Haigneré". European Space Agency. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  2. ^ "Haigneré Jean-Pierre". Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  3. ^ "Jean-Pierre Haigneré commits to suborbital flight (translated from French)". Le Figaro. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Claudie Haigneré (formerly Claudie André-Deshays)". European Space Agency. Retrieved 25 March 2023.
  5. ^ Gao Wenxin (6 May 2015). "French couple went on space missions". The Straits Times. Retrieved 25 March 2023.

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