ESA astronaut Pedro Duque

ESA astronaut Pedro Duque

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04/01/2002 10:35 am

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Born March 14, 1963 in Madrid, Spain. Pedro enjoys diving, swimming and cycling.

Duque became the first Spanish citizen in space, when he was launched on the Space Shuttle Discovery for STS-95 mission from 29 October to 7 November 1998. The nine-day mission was dedicated to research in weightlessness and the study of the Sun. Pedro was responsible for the five ESA scientific facilities and for the computer system on the Space Shuttle.

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