Christer Fuglesang

(b. 1957)

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(1957– )

Swedish astronaut with the European Space Agency (ESA). He was assigned to the Russian mission control centre from September 1995 to February 1996 as a coordinator for ESA's EuroMir 95 mission, a 180-day mission in which an ESA astronaut joined the Russian space station Mir. He joined NASA's Johnson Space Center in 1996 to train as a mission specialist for space shuttle flights. His first scheduled flight in 2004 was postponed because of the fatal Columbia flight the previous year. Fuglesang worked at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), near Geneva, Switzerland, before being selected as an ESA astronaut in 1992.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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