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ESA Astronaut Timothy Peake Set To Join Crew On International Space Station In 2015
2013-05-20 10:49:12

ESA’s Director General, Jean-Jacques Dordain, announced today that the ISS Multilateral Crew Operations Panel has decided on Friday, 17 May to accept his proposal to fly astronaut Timothy Peake to the International Space Station in 2015.


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Jean-Jacques Favier
2012-10-27 13:51:13

Jean-Jacques Favier is a former CNES astronuoat that took to the skies on the STS-78 Columbia mission with NASA. He is also a French engineer. Favier was born in Kehl, Germany on April 13, 1949. He attended his grade school in Strasbourg, France. In 1971, Favier attended the Grenoble Institute of Technology where he received an engineering degree. Later in 1977, he earned a PhD from the Mining School of Paris in Engineering and a PhD in metallurgy as well as physics from the University of...

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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.