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Claude Nicollier

Claude Nicollier

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 09/02/1944
  • First Flight: 07/31/1992
  • Last Flight: 12/20/1999


Claude Nicollier, a Swiss astronaut affiliated with the government agency European Space Agency, embarked on 4 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Claude Nicollier is the first astronaut from Switzerland. He 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 (called STS-61 and STS-103). During his final spaceflight he participated in a spacewalk, becoming the first European Space Agency astronaut to do so during a Space Shuttle mission. In 2000 he was assigned to the Astronaut Office Extravehicular Activity Branch, while maintaining a position as Lead ESA Astronaut in Houston. Nicollier retired from ESA in April 2007.

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