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Claudie HAIGNERE (ANDRE-DESHAUS)
ESA astronaut, France.
The first French woman in space.
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH:
May 13, 1957, Le Creusot, France.
In 1980 she graduated from the medical department at the University of Dijon. She specialized at rheumatology at
the medical department at the University of Paris. She is Doctor of Medicine (1981), she defended Doctor's thesis on neurology in 1992.
married, a daughter born in 1998.
Husband - CNES astronaut (now ESA astronaut) Jean-Pierre Haignere.
AWARDS AND RANKS:
Has been awarded with Order of Spirit, Friendship, French Order for Merits and other awards. She is a Cavalier of
the Honorary Legion Order (France).
HOBBY: modern art (painting, sculpture), reading, sports (gymnastics, golf).
She had worked at a polyclinic and a hospital at the outskirts of Paris up to 1984. In 1984-85 - rheumatologist at Cochin Hospital in Paris.
Since 1985 she has been a member of CNES astronauts team.
During six years she was carrying on scientific activities at the neurophysiological laboratory of National Scientific Research Center
at Paris. She took part in preparation of the scientific experiments Fisali and Viminal which are part of Soviet-French program Aragats
in 1988 when representative from France Jean-Loup Cretien was working onboard the Mir station.
From 1990 - 1992 she was in charge for programs on physiology and space medicine in the department of life support system
at CNES in Paris.
In 1989-1992 she supported scientific coordination of Russian-French expedition Antares in the part of life support during training
and flight of Michel Tognini.
In October 1992 she went through the contest and became a candidate for flight to the Mir station on the Altair
program. She was trained in the Gagarin cosmonaut training center. In July of 1993 she was backup of Jean-Pierre Haignere
on this program and monitored implementation of biomedical experiments from the MCC at Moscow Area.
Since September 1993 she supported scientific co-ordination of Russian-French Expedition Kassiopeya planned for 1996 and also French experiments under the EuroMir-94 program. From January 1995 to August 1996 Claudie Haignere passed training at Yu.A. Gagarin CTC for a space flight under the Kassiopeya program.
From August 17 to September 2, 1996 she performed her first
space flight under this program on Russian Soyuz TM-24 vehicle
and Mir Station onboard of which the International crew consisting
of Yu. Onufrienko, Yu. Usachev and Sh. Lucid (USA) worked. She
retuned to the Earth by the Soyuz TM-23 vehicle.
Since June 1998 she again passed training at CTC for a long-term flight onboard the Mir Station as a backup of her husband-flight engineer Jean-Pierre Haignere in the Russian-French Expedition under the Persei program which began in February 1999.
In November 1999 she joined the European Space Agency Astronaut Corps.
In 2001 Claudie Haignere passed training for a space flight under the Andromeda program as the Soyuz TM vehicle flight engineer-2 within the ISS visiting crew (Expedition 2). In flight onboard the ISS Claudie Haignere will perform a program of experiments on the Earth observation, ionosphere study, in the field of medicine, biology and materials science.
CNES, ESA pictures
Based on materials from Yu.A. Gagarin RGNIITsPK.