Then, much later, my next dream was to become an astronaut, and I was fortunate to realize that dream, also.
I think a benefit is that we try to put it up in a short time. From the decision to do this mission until we fly, it's six months and one week or so, so it's a very short time.
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|Birth:||2nd September, 1944|
Claude Nicollier was born in Vevey, Switzerland. He is the first astronaut from Switzerland, and has flown on four Space Shuttle missions. His first spaceflight (STS-46) was in 1992, and his final spaceflight (STS-103) was in 1999. He took part in two servicing missions to the Hubble Space Telescope. He retired from ESA in April 2007. He was appointed full professor of Spatial Technology at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne on 28 March 2007. He is an expert board member of Swiss Space Systems.
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