Jean-François Clervoy

Born: 19 November 1958 Nationality: French
Family: married and has two children
Hobbies: racquet sports, skill games, canyoning, skiing, boomerang, Frisbee and kites
Jean-François graduated from the National School of Aeronautics and Space. He also studied to be a Flight Test Engineer. In 1983 he joined the French Space Agency, and in 1985 was chosen to be one of the French astronauts.

In 1992 Jean – Francois joined the astronaut corps of the European Space Agency (ESA). Since joining ESA, he has done many space flights including a docking with the Russian Space Station Mir and repairing the Hubble space telescope. He has also flown twice on the Atlantis Space Shuttle and once on board Discovery. Jean-Francois has spent a total of 28 days, 3 hours and 5 minutes in space!
Last update: 11 November 2010


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 •  Léopold Eyharts (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM6Q0DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Christer Fuglesang (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMSV0DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Alexander Gerst (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM211DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  André Kuipers (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMW11DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Andreas Mogensen (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMQ31DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Paolo Nespoli (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMTC1DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Luca Parmitano (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMRZ1DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Timothy Peake (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMD42DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Thomas Pesquet (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM5P2DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Hans Schlegel (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM4S2DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)
 •  Roberto Vittori (http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEMTZ2DR5GG_LifeinSpace_0.html)