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aerospace agency administrator

Andres Ripoll, Spanish aerospace agency administrator. Major Spanish military, 1964-1970. Member International Academy Astronauts, Academy Engineering, Planetary Society.

Background

Ripoll, Andres was born on June 11, 1933 in Barcelona, Spain. Arrived in Germany, 1990. Son of Andres and Catalina (Muntaner) Ripoll.

Education

Degree in engineering, School Superior Polytechnic, Madrid, 1964. Doctor of Engineering, School Superior Polytechnic, Madrid, 1970. Degree in operational research, University Complutense, Madrid, 1966.

Career

Engineer Spanish Army, La Linea, 1965-1968. Maintenance and operations head Apollo Operations, National Aeronautics and Space Administration/ International Trademark Association (National Technology Aerospace Institute), Fresnedillas, Spain, 1968-1975. Director observatory/tracking station European Space Agency (European Space Agency), Villafranca, Spain, 1975-1988.

Director European Astronauts Center, EAC/European Space Agency, Cologne, Germany, 1988-1994. Advisory committee large scientific installations European Astronaut Center, since 1995. Head council National Technology Aerospace Institute, since 1989.

Membership

Major Spanish military, 1964-1970. Member International Academy Astronauts, Academy Engineering, Planetary Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Painting, sailing, swimming, music.

Connections

Married Maria Jesus Merchan, July 20, 1961. Children: Maria Jose, Andres, Gonzalo.

father:
Andres Ripoll

mother:
Catalina (Muntaner) Ripoll

spouse:
Maria Jesus Merchan

child:
Maria Jose Ripoll

child:
Andres Ripoll

child:
Gonzalo Ripoll