Claudie (André-Deshays) Haigneré

Claudie (André-Deshays) Haigneré is AstronautDoc and PoliticDoc

Claudie (André-Deshays) Haigneré (born 13 May 1957) is a French doctor, politician, and former astronaut with the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (1985–1999) and the European Space Agency (1999–2002). 1996 she was on the Mir and 2001 on the ISS.

Following her career as an astronaut, Haigneré entered French politics in Jean-Pierre Raffarin‘s government. She was minister delegate for Research and New Technologies from 2002 to 2004 and succeeded Noëlle Lenoir as minister delegate for European Affairs from 2004 to 2005.

Born 13 May 1957 in Le Creusot, France. Married with one daughter, her husband is Jean Pierre Haigneré, also an ESA astronaut. Claudie enjoys contemporary art (painting, sculpture), reading and sport, especially gymnastics and golf.

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