Then, much later, my next dream was to become an astronaut, and I was fortunate to realize that dream, also.
It is going to be an experiment of how it works, and I see I have all reasons to believe that it will work fine. But it's a short time. And we also have pushed the envelope here a little beyond what has been done in the past.
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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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