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Astronaut , Minister of France , Rheumatologist

Claudie Haigneré, Minister of France, astronaut, rheumatologist. Qualification as Soyuz return Commander 1999. Decorated Officier de la Légion d'Honneur, Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite; recipient Russian Order of Friendship, Russian Medal for Personal Valour.

Background

Haigneré, Claudie was born on May 13, 1957 in Le Creusot, France.

Education

Graduate, Faculté de Society Française Médecine Légale, Paris. Graduate, University Paris VII. Certified in biology and sports medicine, 1981.

Certified in aviation and space medicine, 1982. Certified in rheumatology, 1984. Diploma in biomechanics and physiology of movement, 1986.

Doctor of Philosophy in Neurosci., 1992.

Career

Researcher rheumatology clinic and rehabilitation department Cochin Hospital, Paris, 1984—1992. Researcher neurosensory physiology laboratory Center National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1985—1990. Candidate astronaut French Space Agency, 1985.

Science coordinator life science experiments aboard Antarès mission, 1989—1992. Responsible French and international space physiology and medicine programs Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales Life Sciences Division, Paris, 1990—1992. Backup cosmonaut Altair mission, member ground team, 1992.

Coordinator science program Cassiopée mission and French experiments aboard Euromir '94 mission, 1993—1994. Research cosmonaut Cassiopée mission, 1994—1996. French representative Starsem, Moscow, 1997.

Backup astronaut Perseus mission, crew interface coordinator at Misson Control Center, 1998—1999. Member European Astronaut Corps European Space Agency, Cologne, since 1999, senior advisor to Directorate General Germany, since 2005. Trainee Soyuz flight engineer for Andromède mission to International Space Station, since 2001.

Minister research and new technologies Government of France, 2002—2004, minister European Affairs, 2004—2005.

Achievements

  • Qualification as Soyuz return Commander 1999.

Membership

Member of Académie Technologies, Académie Sports, Académie de l'Air et de l'Espace, International Academy Astronautica (vice president), Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France (honorary. Administrator), French Society Aeronautical Medicine (honorary).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Contemporary art, reading, sports, gymnastics, golf.

Connections

Married; 1 child.