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.
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.