Jean-François CLERVOY

NovespaceESA astronaut, Honorary Chairman

Jean-François Clervoy, successively active CNES, NASA and ESA astronaut for 33 years ranks as a 2-star general from DGA (Defense procurement agency) reserve. Born in 1958, JFC graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in 1981, from SupAero college of Aeronautics in 1983 and from French Test flying school in 1987. He flew on three missions aboard the space shuttle: in 1994 to study the atmosphere, in 1997 to resupply the Russian space station Mir, and in 1999 to repair the Hubble space telescope. Among his collateral astronaut duties, JFC worked as ISS crew control displays lead, as senior advisor astronaut for the ESA human space flight programs including the largest ISS cargo resupply ship ATV Jules Verne. He is honorary chairman of Novespace, and founder of AirZeroG, which organizes weightlessness parabolic flights for research and for the public. JFC holds qualifications as a private pilot, skydiver and scuba diver. He is author, professional speaker, inventor of the Omega Speedmaster Skywalker X33 wrist watch used by ISS astronauts. He is member of several organizations for the promotion of space exploration and for the protection of planet Earth.