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Jean-Loup Jacques Marie Chrétien

(b. 1938)


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(1938– )

French astronaut. He flew as a research-astronaut on two Soyuz missions: the first linked with Salyut 7 (June 1982), the second docked with the Russian space station Mir for 22 days (November 1988). During this flight, Chrétien became the first Western European to make a space walk. In September 1997, he docked again with Mir, as a mission specialist aboard the space shuttle Atlantis. Chrétien was selected as an astronaut in 1980.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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