Tag: Jean-Francois Clervoy
Its with great honour, pleasure and respect I welcome Jean-Francois Clervoy to the Villa Oxygene and the Virgin Galactic Space Party. The fame Astronaut graduated from National High School in aeronautics and astronautics, Toulouse, 1983; hobbies: Sports, skill games, canyoning, skiing, flying activities such as boomerang, frisbee, kites; trained in Star City (Russia) on the Soyuz and Mir systems in 1991; was selected on 15 May 1992 as an ESA astronaut; was detached to the NASA Johnson Space Center/Houston in August 1992 to gain the Space Shuttle mission specialist qualifications; returned to European Astronaut Center, but still an active ESA astronaut.
Jean-François Clervoy, who has received the Space Flight Medal three times and has twice received the Exceptional Service Medal from NASA, is the French astronaut who has traveled to space the most number of times, tied with his partner, Jean-Loup Chrétien. He had the opportunity to go to space three times, for a total of 675 hours in-flight:
For his first flight in space, Jean-François Clervoy participated in the mission on the shuttle Atlantis in November 1994 whose aim was to study the composition of Earth’s atmosphere and the effects of solar energy.
In May 1997, he left for his second space mission, which involved the docking of the Space Shuttle with the Mir station.
In December 1999, Jean-François Clervoy was selected for his third space flight, whose main objective was to replace the failing scoring system in the Hubble Space Telescope.
In 2012 he make his forth mission, to celebrate his fame with the stars in the Villa Oxygene, the Official Virgin Galactic Space Base. Welcome back to the space, Richard Nilsson