Friday, June 29, 2012

The first Frenchman in space

In 1982, Jean Loup Chretien became the first French astronaut to travel into space to orbit the Earth to the Soviet space station Salyut 7. Salyut, which means "hello" would be the predecessor of the space station Mir famous, which would mark a record stay in space.

Chretien was not only the first French astronaut, but the first foreigner to participate in the program space of the Soviet Union.Currently Chretien retired engineer, working on new technologies and has brought rave reviews supporting the creation of the Mexican Space Agency, AEXA, joining such an initiative.

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