Léopold Eyharts

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Léopold Eyharts
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Born (1957-04-28) April 28, 1957 (age 65)
OccupationTest Pilot
AwardsRed ribbon bar - general use.svg Orden of Courage.png Orden of Friendship.png
Space career
CNES/ESA Astronaut
RankBrigadier General, French Air Force
Time in space
68d 21h 31min
Selection1990 CNES Group 3, 1998 ESA Group
MissionsSoyuz TM-27/26, STS-122/123 (Expedition 16)
Mission insignia
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Léopold "Leo" Eyharts (born April 28, 1957) is a French Brigadier General in the French Air Force, an engineer and ESA astronaut. He has flown to space two times as part of a Mir expedition and an International Space Station expedition.

Eyharts was born April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, Basque Country, France. He graduated as an engineer from the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1979.

He launched on board Space Shuttle mission STS-122 to the International Space Station on February 7, 2008, where he joined Expedition 16. He participated in the installation and configuration of the Columbus European laboratory module. He returned to Earth aboard mission STS-123 in March 2008.[1]

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