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Jean-Loup Chrétien

Jean-Loup Chrétien

  • Status: Retired
  • In Space: No
  • Date of Birth: 08/20/1938
  • First Flight: 06/24/1982
  • Last Flight: 09/26/1997


Jean-Loup Chrétien, a French astronaut affiliated with the government agency National Center of Space Research, embarked on 3 space flights and engaging in 1 spacewalks during his/her career as an astronaut.

Jean-Loup Jacques Marie Chrétien (born 20 August 1938) is a French retired Général de Brigade (brigadier general) in the Armée de l’Air (French air force), and a former CNES spationaut. He flew on two Franco-Soviet space missions and a NASA Space Shuttle mission. Chrétien was the first Frenchman and the first western European in space.

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