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Michel Tognini

French - ( ESA)

Retired

Date of Birth: Sept. 30, 1949
Age: 71


Michel Ange-Charles Tognini (born September 30, 1949 in Vincennes, France) is a French test pilot, Brigadier General in the French Air Force, and a former CNES and ESA astronaut. A veteran of two space flights, Tognini has logged a total of 19 days in space.

Soyuz-U2 | Soyuz TM-14

Soviet Space Program | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
March 17, 1992, 10:54 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TM-14 was the 14th mission and the 11th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. It was the first mission after the USSR collapsed, and so became the first Russian space flight. The mission began on March 17, 1992, 10:54:30 UTC, launching Commander Alexander Viktorenko, Flight Engineer Alexander Kaleri and Research Cosmonaut Klaus-Dietrich Flade into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed an EVA, various station repair and maintenance tasks, and carried out scientific experiments in materials research, space technology, astrophysics and earth observation. They were visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard the Soyuz TM-15 crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on August 10, 1992, 01:05:02 UTC.

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Soyuz-U2 | Soyuz TM-15

Soviet Space Program | RUS
Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan
July 27, 1992, 6:08 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Human Exploration

Soyuz TM-15 was the 15th mission and the 12th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on July 27, 1992, 06:08:42 UTC, launching Commander Anatoly Solovyev, Flight Engineer Sergei Avdeyev and Research Cosmonaut Michel Tognini into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed EVAs, various station repair and maintenance tasks, and carried out scientific experiments in materials research, space technology, astrophysics and earth observation. They were visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard the Soyuz TM-16 crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on February 1, 1993, 03:49:57 UTC.

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Space Shuttle Columbia OV-102 | STS-93

United Space Alliance | USA
Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA
July 23, 1999, 4:31 a.m.
Status: Success
Mission: Astrophysics

STS-93 marked the 95th launch of the Space Shuttle, the 26th launch of Columbia, and the 21st night launch of a Space Shuttle. Eileen Collins became the first female shuttle Commander on this flight. Its primary payload was the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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Johann-Dietrich Wörner

The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states. Established in 1975 and headquartered in Paris, France, ESA has a worldwide staff of about 2,000 employees. ESA's space flight programme includes human spaceflight (mainly through participation in the International Space Station program); the launch and operation of unmanned exploration missions to other planets and the Moon; Earth observation, science and telecommunication; designing launch vehicles; and maintaining a major spaceport, the Guiana Space Centre at Kourou, French Guiana.


New Shepard
Success
6 days, 12 hours ago
NS-15
West Texas Suborbital Launch Site/ Corn Ranch - Corn Ranch, USA

Fifteenth flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. During the mission, astronaut operational exercises will be conducted in preparation for hum…


Soyuz 2.1a
Success
1 week, 4 days ago
Soyuz MS-18
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Soyuz MS-18 begins expedition 65 by carrying Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei to the International …


Long March 4B
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
Long March 4B
Taiyuan, People's Republic of China

Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
1 week, 6 days ago
Starlink 23
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Long March 4C
Success
3 weeks ago
Gaofen-12-02
Launch Area 4 (SLS-2 / 603) - Jiuquan, People's Republic of China

Gaofen is a series of civilian Earth observation satellites developed and launched for the China High-definition Earth Observation System (CHEOS), a …