Pedro Duque

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Pedro Duque
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ESA Astronaut
Nationality Spanish
Status Active
Born (1963-03-14) 14 March 1963 (age 54)
Madrid, Spain
Other occupation
Flight engineer
Time in space
18d 18h 46m
Selection 1992 ESA Group
Missions STS-95, Soyuz TMA-3/2
Mission insignia
Sts-95-patch.png Cervantes mission logo.png Soyuz TMA-3 Patch.png
Awards Grand Cross of Aeronautical Merit
Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation
Orden of Friendship.png Member of the Order of Friendship (Russian Federation)
Medal "For Merit in Space Exploration"

Pedro Duque Duque (born 14 March 1963) is a Spanish astronaut and a veteran of two space missions.

Duque earned a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in 1986. He worked for GMV and for the European Space Agency (ESA) for six years before being selected as an astronaut candidate in 1992. Duque underwent training in both Russia and the United States. His first spaceflight was as a mission specialist aboard space shuttle mission STS-95, during which Duque supervised ESA experimental modules. In October 2003, Duque visited the International Space Station for several days during a crew changeover. The scientific program of this visit was called by ESA/Spain Misión Cervantes.

He worked at the UPM, in the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos,[1] he used to work at Deimos Imaging. Currently he is back as an astronaut of ESA, and leads the Flight Operations Office near Munich.

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  1. ^ "El Astronauta e Ingeniero Aeronáutico Pedro Duque "ficha" por su Escuela" (in Spanish). 2004-10-21. Archived from the original on 2004-12-08. Retrieved 2005-04-28. 

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