A scientist astronaut aboard the space shuttle COLUMBIA

Jean-Jacques FAVIER will do us the great honour of giving a lecture on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at IMT Mines Albi.

09 January 2019

A scientist astronaut aboard the space shuttle COLUMBIA

Wednesday January 9th - 7:00pm
IMT Mines Albi - Lecture Hall
Lecture in French

Registration HERE



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Jean-Jacques FAVIER, Astronaut at the CNES, Honorary professor of IMT Mines Albi, Academic Advisor of ISAE-Supaero, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA).


On June-July 1996, Jean-Jacques FAVIER joined the mission « Life and Microgravity Spacelab » aboard the American space shuttle Columbia, as a scientist astronaut.
Engineer and Physician, he has been the first scientist and the sixth Frenchman in space. In charge of more than 30 physics experiments, he has also been the subject of a dozen physiological experiments.

Jean-Jacques FAVIER will describe us the training for space flights; he will tell us his experience in space as a scientist, he will discuss about the main case studies and their importance to the training for exploratory missions, like the permanent return to the Moon or the human exploration on Mars.
However, the space adventure is essentially a human experience, made of joys and pains, an experience he will share with the audience.