Michel Tognini facts for kids
Michel Ange-Charles Tognini (born September 30, 1949, in Vincennes, France) is a French test pilot, astronaut, educator, writer and administrator. Tognini is Head of the European Astronaut Centre (EAC) of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Cologne, Germany.
Tognini graduates École de l'Air.
Awards and honors
- Medal of Aeronautics
- Chevalier de Ordre National du Mérite
- Commander dans l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur
- Soviet Order of Friendship between the People
- Russian Order of Friendship between the People
Images for kids
CNES astronaut Michel Tognini works with a nitrogen freezer on the STS-93 Space Shuttle mission, which supported the Plant Growth Investigations in Microgravity (PGIM) and Biological Research in Canisters (BRIC) experiments on this mission which took place in 1999. This mission also launched the Chandra X-ray telescope
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