Frank De Winne Edit Profile
also known as Frank, Viscount De Winne
Frank, Viscount De Winne (born 25 April 1961 in Ledeberg, Belgium) is a Belgian Air Component officer and an ESA astronaut. He is Belgium's second person in space (after Dirk Frimout). He was the first ESA astronaut to command a space mission when he served as commander of ISS Expedition 21.
1984Royal Military Academy , Telecomms. and Civil Engineering , Master
1994 - 1995
1995 - 1996
1998 - 2000
2000 - 2002
2007 - 2009
Decorated Officier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau Dutch QueenOn 20 December 2002 Frank De Winne was ennobled On 20 December 2002 Frank De Winne was ennobled a viscount in the Belgian nobility as a reward for his space achievements.
In 2003, De Winne received an honorary doctorate from Hasselt University.