Leopold Eyharts
Naissance : 28 avril 1957, à Biarritz, France.
Antécédent : Pilote pour l'Armée de l'air française.
Sélection : 30 juillet 1990: sélection de pilotes pour le programme Hermès.
4 juin 1998: dix-septième détachement d'astronautes de la NASA.
août 1998: troisième sélection d'astronautes européens.
1er vol : Soyouz TM-27 20 j. 16 h. 37 min. Cosmonaute-chercheur
2ème vol STS 122
ISS Expédition 16
STS 123
48 j. 05 h. 54 min. Spécialiste de mission 5 (MS 5)
Ingénieur de vol 2
Spécialiste de mission 5 (MS 5)
Total : 68 j. 22 h. 31 min.
Temps à bord d'ISS ISS Expédition 16 44 j. 04 h. 10 min.
Sortie spatiale : Aucune.
Retraite : Actif.
Décès :
Remarques :
RSC Energia bio
(Nov 07)
Leopold EYHARTS 

ISS Flight Engineer-2,
ESA Astronaut, France

April 28, 1957, in Biarritz, France.

Graduated as an engineer from the French Air Force Academy of Salon-de-Provence in 1979. Gualified as a fighter pilot in Tours in 1980 and graduated from the French test pilot school EPNER in Istres in 1988.

FAMILY STATUS: Married and has one child.

Officer of the French Legion d’Honneur and Chevalier de I’Ordre National du Merite and Medaille d’Outre-Mer, the Silver Medal of the Defense Nationale and the Russian medals for Friendship and Courage.

Jogging, mountain biking, tennis, reading and computers.

In 1980 he became a fighter pilot and was assigned to an operational Jaguar A squadron in Istres Air Force Base (France).
In 1985, he was assigned as a flight commander at Saint-Dizier Air Force base.
In 1988 he graduated as a test pilot in the French test pilot school (EPNER) and was assigned to the Bretigny-sur-Orge Flight Test Center near Paris and in 1990 he became Chief Test Pilot.
Eyharts has logged 3800 hours flying time on over 50 types of aircraft and made 21 parachute jumps including one ejection.
In 1990, Leopold Eyharts was selected as an astronaut by the French National Space Agency (CNES) and assigned to support the Hermes space plane program managed by the Hermes Crew Office in Toulouse. He also became one of the test pilots and engineer in charge of the CNES parabolic flight program (with Caravelle aircraft) and also carried out Airbus A300 Zero-G qualification flights.
Leopold Eyharts underwent two short-duration training sessions at the Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow in 1991 and 1993.
In 1992, he participated in the European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut selection.
In July 1994, he was assigned as a back-up crewmember of the French-Russian Cassiopee spaceflight which took place in August 1996.
In December 1996, he was selected as astronaut for the CNES scientific space mission under the Pegase program.
He performed his first space flight from January 29 to February 19, 1998 onboard the Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-27 and the Mir Station, together with such Russian cosmonauts as A. Soloviev, P. Vinogradov, T. Misabaev and N. Budarin. During the mission he performed experiments in the area of medical research, biology, fluid physics and technology. He returned to the Earth onboard the Soyuz TM-26 spacecraft. The flight duration was 20 days 16 hrs 36 min.
In August 1998, Leopold Eyharts joined the ESA’s European Astronaut Corps whose homebase is the European Astronaut Center (EAC) located in Cologne, Germany. He was assigned to train at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas and entered the 1998 Mission Specialist Class.
Leopold Eyharts received technical assignments within NASA Astronaut Office at the Johnson Space Center, Houston. He is currently working in the ISS Operations Branch as a section chief for ISS systems, software and onboard information technology. Leopold Eyharts was assigned as backup of Thomas Reiter for ESA’s first long-duration mission to the International Space Station which took place between July 4 and December 22, 2006. From October 2004 Eyharts trained together with his American and Russian colleagues at Yu.A. Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow and at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Houston.
In 2007 Leopold Eyharts was assigned to a two-month ISS mission to deliver the European Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station (the Atlantis Space Shuttle, the STS-122 flight).

November 2007
Based on data of the ESA Space Center.

Voir aussi :
Fiche du CNES
Fiche de l'ESA
Fiche biographique de la NASA
Fiche de l'Encyclopedia Astronautica de Mark Wade
Les Explorateurs de l'espace Les conquérants de l'Espace 
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1960, 1970, 1980, 1990, 2000
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